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Stock indices closed mixed. Signs of slowdown in the Chinese economy weighed on markets. China's industrial production rose 6.9% in August, after a 9.0% in July. Analysts had expected an increase of 8.8%. That was the slowest pace since December 2008
Fixed-asset investment in China increased 16.5% in August, missing expectations for a 16.9% rise, after a 17.0% gain in July.
Investors are awaiting the Fed's interest rate decision on Wednesday. They expect the Fed will cut its asset purchase program by another $10 billion.
Eurozone's seasonally adjusted trade surplus declined to 12.2 billion euros in July from 13.8 billion euros in June.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,804.21 -2.75 -0.04%
DAX 9,659.63 +8.50 +0.09%
CAC 40 4,428.63 -13.07 -0.29%
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