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European stocks drop, US index futures dragged lower

FXStreet (Mumbai) - The European stocks retreated after having failed to sustain gains seen in the early session as concerns regarding the global growth slowdown dominate the market sentiment.

At the time of writing, the pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index was down 1% to trade around 343.23 levels. Among regional indices, German DAX was down 200 points and France’s CAC was down 60 points. London’s FTSE was relatively resilient, but traded 30 points lower. Among stocks, Volkswagen shares were up 5.4%, but shares in BMW retreated 4.7%.

The risk aversion in Europe also hit the US shores. The S&P 500 futures were indicating the index will fall 13 points to 1,915.25 when the starting bell rings later in New York.

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