Asian stocks down after Chinese factory activity weakens

GMT 13:53 2015 Monday ,02 February

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Asian stocks
Tokyo - SPA

Asian stocks were mostly lower Monday after Chinese manufacturing weakened while European markets rose after France endorsed Greek efforts to renegotiate bailout debt, AP reported.
Germany's DAX added 0.7 percent to 10,768.71 and France's CAC-40 gained 0.4 percent to 4,622.42. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.5 percent to 6,780.49. Wall Street looked set to rebound from Friday's losses, with futures for the Dow Jones and Standard & Poor's 500 index both up 0.4 percent.
The Shanghai Composite Index gave up 2.6 percent to 3,128.30 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was off 0.7 percent to 17,558.04. Seoul's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 1,952.86. Markets were mixed in Southeast Asia while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.7 percent to 5,625.30.
The dollar gained to 117.76 yen from Friday's 117.43 yen. The euro strengthened to $1.1333 from $1.1285.


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