Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while U.S

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Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while U.S. Treasury debt prices rose over uncertainty sparked by the protests. Stocks on Wall Street opened sharply lower following declines in Europe and Asia as Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges in one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago. Losses on Wall Street were initially broad, with all 10 of the S&P 500's sectors lower as equity investors shrugged off the latest data showing a stronger U.S. economy. Stocks later pared losses, and utilities, seen as a defensive play, rebounded. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 41.93 points, or 0.25 percent, at 17,071.22. The S&P 500 fell 5.05 points, or 0.25 percent, to 1,977.8 and the Nasdaq Composite shed 6.34 points, or 0.14 percent, to 4,505.85. Full report from Reuters here: (VIEW LINK)


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