BEIJING - Weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on Asian stocks Monday but European markets mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark which reopened after a five-week shutdown.
HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe's largest bank, said second-quarter profit surged 18 percent, even as it took a $1.3 billion charge to settle a probe into currency rigging.
LONDON: Emerging market assets extended losses on Monday as the rouble fell to 4 1/2-month lows and led currencies lower. Stocks dropped 1 per cent after Chinese data confirmed a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.
A group of German carmakers, including Audi, BMW and Daimler, are buying Nokia's Here digital mapping business for €2.8bn (�2bn).
Yahoo planned to use Polyvore to beef up the e-commerce potential of its digital magazines and other online products. (File photo: Reuters).