US STOCKS-Wall St falls sharply after weak China data

martes 1 de septiembre de 2015 09:56 GYT

* China's manufacturing sector shrinks

* Global growth likely weaker than expected-IMF's Lagarde

* Oil prices resume declines

* Netflix down on report of Apple mulling original shows

* Indexes down: Dow 2.08 pct, S&P 2.01 pct, Nasdaq 1.79 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened sharply lower on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth.

All three major indexes were down about 2 percent just after the start of trading.

Data showed that China's manufacturing sector shrank at its fastest pace in three years. The services sector, one of the lone bright spots in the country's economy, also showed signs of cooling.   Continuación...