LONDON China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and euro zone and U.S. growth eased in August in data published on Tuesday, while the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for world growth this year.
September began where August left off in financial markets, with U.S. stocks suffering losses that rank with the worst of the last 11 months amid fresh signs China's slowdown is hampering global growth.
Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc's (DLTR.O) quarterly sales rose less than analysts had expected as it focused on integrating Family Dollar stores amid intense competition from mass retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.
U.S. manufacturing activity expanded at its slowest pace in more than two years, a sign global turmoil and a strong dollar could be limiting factories.
Wall Street slumped on Tuesday, pushing all three major indexes into negative territory for the year, after weak factory data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth.