New Zealand shares fell in a session disrupted by a stock exchange outage, as Australian stocks fell and Chinese manufacturing weakened.
The stock market closed 0.5 percent lower on Monday with the benchmark NZX-50 index falling 22.12 points to 4,418.05 and a turnover of 71.5 million NZ dollars (55.56 million U.S. dollars).
Among the leading stocks, Fletcher Building fell two cents at 8. 41 NZ dollars, while Telecom was down 4.5 cents at 2.205 NZ dollars. MIGHTY RIVER POWER was flat at 2.22 NZ dollars, while SKYCITY Entertainment was down one cent at 4.35 NZ dollars.