How the world's major stock markets have performed in this difficult month

Markets Associated Press

With the U.S. and global markets having their worst month in years, here is a breakdown on how bad the damage has been since the declines started last week:

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U.S. Markets, as of 1:45 p.m. ET Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average: down 8.6 percent in August, and down 9.3 percent in 2015.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index: down 8.2 percent this month, and down 6.2 percent this year.

The Nasdaq composite: down 9.7 percent this month, and down 2.3 percent this year.

Europe:

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Germany's DAX: down 14.7 percent in August, and down 1.6 percent in 2015.

France's CAC-40: down 13.8 percent this month, but up 2.6 percent this year.

U.K.'s FTSE 100: down 11.9 percent this month, down 10.2 percent this year.

Asia:

Japan's Nikkei index: down 9.9 percent in August, up 6.2 percent in 2015.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng: down 13.7 percent this month, and down 10 percent this year.

China's Shanghai Composite: down 12.4 percent this month, and down 0.8 percent this year.