REUTERS/Alessandro BianchiEuropean stock markets just closed for the day, and virtually all of them took losses.
The London FTSE fell 1.7%, while the French CAC 40 and Spanish IBEX 35 closed down 0.6%.
The German Dax closed down 0.7%.
The only major data release out of Europe today was July U.K. retail sales, which actually came in better than market economists had predicted.
Italy and a few other markets across Europe were closed for Assumption Day, but trading volume on exchanges remaining open was light throughout the region.
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