Most major global indices fell in Tuesday’s trading sessions, with the exception of Asia.

The trading day began in with the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo up 0.6 percent to 14,599.12 and the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong rising slightly by 0.04 percent to 21,312.38.

The overseas trading sessions didn’t fare so well.

European stock markets edged down at the close of trading on Tuesday, with the CAC 40 in Paris leading the way.

The French market fell 0.7 percent, followed by the FTSE 100 in London, down 0.5 percent to 6,556.35. The DAX in Frankfurt and the FTSE MIB in Milan both fell 0.4 percent to 8,201.05 and to 15,529.95 respectively.

European etail and luxury stocks were mostly down — with a few exceptions. Among the few stocks that gained ground was Carrefour SA, up 3.1 percent to 22.25 euros.

In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 0.2 percent to 15,451.85, while the S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group, falling 0.3 percent to 838.32.

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