EU unemployment hit new records in January, increasing to 11.9% from 11.8% with number of jobless people in EU standing at under 19M.
Eurozone February Manufacturing PMI came in unchanged from January at 47.9.
European stocks falling approximately 1% across the board with Paris down 1.4%
Closing numbers for the Asian markets:
- Japan +0.4%
- Hong Kong -0.6%
- China -0.3%
- India +0.3%.