EU stocks follow Japan lower

|By:, SA News Editor

European shares are sharply lower following losses in the Asian markets that were open (many were closed), with the Stoxx Europe 600 index (-0.8%) heading for its worst January in four years.

The DAX is -1.2% after a surprising plunge in German retail sales.

Euro Stoxx 50 -1%, London -0.7%, Paris -1%, Frankfurt -1.4%, Milan -1.1%, Madrid.

U.S. stock futures are down after strong gains yesterday and disappointing results from Amazon: Dow -0.6%. S&P -0.6%. Nasdaq -0.2%