European markets were lower. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index ended down 79.80 points, or 1.64%, to 4,771.90 amid some corporate profit warnings and the weak U.S. retail sales report.
In France, the CAC 40 declined 47.43 points, or 1.18%, to 3,957.33. And in Germany, the DAX Index fell 40.05 points, or 0.89%, to 4,470.14.
In Asia, the markets finished lower. In Japan, the Nikkei fell 182.22 points, or 1.617%, to close at 11,144.84 due to futures-led selling. In Hong Kong, the market lost 28.64 points, or 0.26%, to close at 11,119.33.