The S&P 500 plunged 3% in after-hours trading as China’s stock market fell to its lowest level in more than three months.
China’s Shanghai Composite lost 5.6% after falling 5.5% on Wednesday, as investors took advantage of weaker demand from the U.S. and Europe.
China has been the focus of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s criticism of Chinese economic policy and the recent global stock market rally.
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday will consider whether China is breaking international law when it tries to buy stakes in companies in other countries, including in Europe.
Market action China’s Shenzhen Composite plunged 3.5%, the biggest decline since December 20.
The S.&)P 500 fell 3% after hitting an all-time low on Wednesday.
The Shanghai Composite also shed 3.3%.
European stocks fell on the Chinese market as markets around the world continued to fall.
Europe’s FTSE 100 fell 1.7% to 3,818.40, while the S.D.L.P. fell 2.4% to 1,898.50.
The European Central Bank declined to take any further action on Thursday, saying it was still “evaluating the situation”.
S stocks fell.
Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.2%, the worst performance since the U,S.
market opened in mid-March.
The Dow’s loss in daily trading is the biggest since March 20.
S&?amp;FTSE 500 index lost 3.4%.
The S .
P .500 index lost 0.7%.
The Russell 2000 index lost 2.2%.
The Nasdaq composite index shed 1.4%, or 2.6%, to 7,945.96.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index declined 2.1%, or 1.6%.
The Nasdaq’s decline in trading was the biggest in more that a month.
The S&s Dow Jones S&P 500 index fell 4% to 22,738.43.
The NasDAQ index fell 2% to 2,068.23.
The Russell 3000 lost 0 and the Nasdaq dropped 1.5%.