Global stock markets declined on Monday after factory activity in China and Europe added to concerns regarding weaker global growth, Reuters revealed on the same day.
Oil prices bounced back after reaching five-year lows, lifted by data which suggested that falling prices may have begun affecting driling activity in the US shale oil industry. Data released on Monday added to investor caution as Chinese purchasing managers data indicated manufacturing had fallen in November, along with factory activity in France and Germany.
In addition the Russian rouble declined by up to 8% from Friday's Moscow close, although its losses were reduced after that traders said could have been intervention by the central bank.
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