Asian stocks mixed, EU and U.S. futures drop

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian shares trade mixed while European equities and U.S. stock futures drop.

The factors that are affecting trading include falling inflation in China and continued industrial deflation, weak German trade figures, disappointing earnings reports in Europe - including those ArcelorMittal and Telefonica - and the situation in Ukraine.

Japan +0.3%, Hong Kong +0.1%, China -0.2%, India +2.6%.

Stoxx Europe 600 -0.4%, London -0.3%, Paris -0.6%, Frankfurt -0.3%, Milan -0.7%, Madrid -0.6%.

U.S. stock futures: Dow -0.2%. S&P -0.2%. Nasdaq -0.3%