Shares fell in early European trading on Wednesday, following a mixed day in Asia. Comments by China’s central bank governor reaffirming Beijing’s resolve to carry through on financial reforms buoyed shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX lost 0.5 percent to 12,330.13 and the CAC 40 in France dropped 0.4 percent to 5,284.59. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 7,256.71. The future for the Dow Jones industrial average sank 0.7 percent to 24,185.00 and the future for the S&P 500 lost 0.3 percent to 2,633.70, auguring early losses on Wall Street.