US stock markets sank in morning trading Monday in a wave of fear that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks.
Peter Tuchman (second from right) worked with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Global markets have been reacting to the economic situation in China and the Dow Jones Industrial average followed that trend, losing 1,000 points in early trading.
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Traders signaled offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in Illinois. Uncertainty among traders after big losses in the Asian markets caused a sharp drop in the S&P at the open.
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An investor monitored stock data on an electronic board at a securities brokerage house in Beijing, China. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Stock Index dropped more than seven percent Monday, trading down on fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
A pedestrian looked at an electronic board displaying Tokyo's Nikkei Stock Average (top right) and Asian stock markets (left to right) Hong Kong, Shanghai, South Korea, and Taiwan at the start of the afternoon trade session at a securities office in Tokyo.
A trader reacted at his desk in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany. European stocks slumped on Monday, wiping hundreds of billions of euros off leading shares and sending one benchmark index to a seven-month low.
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Onlookers watched share prices on a screen outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai as Beijing's latest intervention failed to restore confidence.
An investor monitored market prices at a brokerage firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Asian stocks slumped to three-year lows on Monday as a slide in Chinese equities gathered pace.
The Dutch stock exchange was heavily in the red in Amsterdam. The AEX-index lost all profits accumulated since the turn of the year and sailed off on the heaviest loss in years.
People passed information panels displaying exchange rates near a currency exchange office in Moscow. The Russian ruble fell to a seven-month low as stock markets around the world reacted amid concerns over China's economy.
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A worker of Tokyo Stock Exchange monitored stock prices on an electric screen during a trading session in Tokyo. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors, shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street, unloaded shares in practically every sector.
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Pedestrians were reflected on a share prices board in Tokyo, where stocks plunged more than three percent in the morning trade session.
A Gulf investor reacted while following the stock market developments on a monitor screen at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.