Once again disappointing economic data from China weighed on the Dax on Tuesday. The leading German index fell 0.81 percent to 15,695.97 points, extending its recent losses. The MDax for medium-sized stocks fell by 0.34 percent to 27,757.55 points. The Eurozone barometer EuroStoxx lost 0.83 percent.

The Chinese economy continues to develop weakly. In August, the mood barometer for service providers determined by the business magazine Caixin fell significantly. The key figure fell by 2.3 points to 51.8 points compared to the previous month. On average, analysts had expected a much more moderate downturn. At just over 50 points, the index is still signaling growth.