European markets finished lower Monday following news of the plane crash in the U.S. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index fell 98 points, or 1.87%, to 5,146.20, as Britian's Producers Price index fell 0.6% on a annualized basis -- the largest slide since 1958, raising concerns about deflation. In France, the CAC 40 dropped 137.70 points, or 3.05%, to 4,376.58. And in Germany, the DAX Index was down 128.11 points, or 2.61%, to 4,781.96.
Asian markets ended lower. Japan's Nikkei fell 134.15 points, or 1.31%, to 10,081.56 on losses in exporters and brokerages issues swelled in the afternoon. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index lost 16.80 points, or 0.16%, to 10,592.45.