European Factors to Watch-Equity futures fall on persistent China worries

miércoles 19 de agosto de 2015 02:17 GYT

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LONDON Aug 19 (Reuters) - European equity futures fell on Wednesday, tracking similar declines on Asian and U.S. equity markets which lost ground on persistent concerns over China's economy.

Futures on the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index declined by 0.9 percent, while futures on Germany's DAX also fell 1 percent. Britain's FTSE futures and France's CAC futures fell by 0.7-0.8 percent.

Chinese stock markets tumbled for a second straight day on Wednesday on concerns that a government campaign to prop up share prices was faltering, while a stream of gloomy economic news added to nerves.

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