Emerging-market stocks fell to a one-month low and currencies slid as Chinese shares in Hong Kong approached a bear market before data tomorrow that may add to signs the world’s second-biggest economy is slowing.
U.K. stocks dropped for a fourth day as Russia hardened its stance on Ukraine and companies including British American Tobacco Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc traded without the rights to their latest dividends.
European stocks dropped to their lowest level in a month as investors sold shares in companies from AP Moeller-Maersk A/S to Valeo SA, while Russia and Ukraine continued their standoff over the region of Crimea. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also fell.
Russian bonds fell, pushing yields up to the most in more than two years, while stocks dropped as Russia showed no signs of abandoning its ambitions in Crimea and investors bet China’s economy is slowing.