European Factors to Watch-Equity futures fall sharply
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LONDON Jan 4 (Reuters) - European equity futures fell sharply on Monday, as weak Chinese economic data weighed on world stock markets.
Futures on the Euro STOXX 50 and German DAX fell between 2.1-2.5 percent, while futures on Britain's FTSE and France's CAC fell between 1.2-1.4 percent.
China's factory activity contracted for the 10th straight month in December and at a sharper pace than in November, a private survey showed, dampening hopes that the world's second-largest economy will enter 2016 on a more stable footing.
The weak data caused Chinese and Asian shares to slump, with China's benchmark CSI300 share index tumbling 7 percent on Monday, prompting the stock exchange to halt trading for the rest of the day.
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