Stocks struggled for traction in Hong Kong today following weak economic data from China. The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed lower at 25,183.01, down by 47.66 points, or 0.19 percent.
Euro Stoxx 50 futures were down by 0.27 percent, German DAX futures fell by 0.22 pecent, and FTSE futures fell by 0.06 percent.
In mainland China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index closed up by 1.19 percent at 3,360.10. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange Composite Index also closed higher by 1.25 percent at 2,244.17.