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How the world's major stocks markets have done this month

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo.
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo.

New York - World stock markets plunged on Monday after a near-9 per cent dive in China shares.



By AP

Published: Tue 25 Aug 2015, 8:16 AM

Last updated: Wed 26 Aug 2015, 9:59 AM

With the US and global markets having their worst month in years, here is a breakdown on how bad the damage has been since the declines started last week:
US markets, as of Monday's close:
The Dow Jones industrial average: down 10.3 per cent in August, and down 11 per cent in 2015.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index: down 10 per cent this month, and down 8.1 per cent this year.
The Nasdaq composite: down 11.7 per cent this month, and down 4.4 per cent this year.
Europe:
Germany's DAX: down 14.7 per cent in August, and down 1.6 per cent in 2015.
France's CAC-40: down 13.8 per cent this month, but up 2.6 per cent this year.
Asia:
Japan's Nikkei index: down 9.9 per cent in August, up 6.2 per cent in 2015.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng: down 13.7 per cent this month, and down 10 per cent this year.
China's Shanghai Composite: down 12.4 per cent this month, and down 0.8 per cent this year.


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