European stocks opened slightly lower Tuesday morning, after weaker-than-expected data in China underscored lingering concerns about the global economy.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.2% to 391.32 shortly after the opening bell, with most sectors and major bourses in negative territory.
Official and private business surveys published Tuesday showed the manufacturing sector in the world's second-largest economy expanded at a slower pace than analysts had expected in April. The weak data, which also showed a slower rate of growth in Beijing's services sector, added to economic uncertainty.
Source : CNBC