32 percent lower on Tuesday, as investors turned cautious following the release of China's purchasing managers' index
Monday sees the first of the week's Purchasing Managers' Index
(PMI) data, for manufacturing - while data from the construction sector follows on Tuesday.
Summary: BLOM Purchasing Managers' Index
for the month of June showed some improvement compared to May although the decline in business activity this year remained very slow.
The seasonally-adjusted HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers' Index
, which covers manufacturing and services, edged up to 56.
The state-sanctioned purchasing managers' index
(PMI) for April held at 50.
The seasonally adjusted SABB HSBC Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index
rose to 60.
The Swiss purchasing managers' index
, which gives a snapshot of the health of the manufacturing sector, fell to a seasonally adjusted 48.
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index
showed activity in the sector has risen for the past 12 months.
A reading of 60 for the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index
- where 50 separates growth from contraction - represents a slowdown on the rapid pace seen over the winter, including a gure of 62.
The HSBC Services Purchasing Managers' Index
( PMI), compiled by Markit, fell to 46.
Britain's service sector remains robust despite a slight drop in growth for November in comparison to October's multi-year high, according to a UK purchasing managers' index
The official Purchasing Managers' Index
rose to 51 from 50.