World stock markets stall as investors digest Italian PM Mario Monti's impending resignation

  • by: PAMELA SAMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 10, 2012 - 2:52 AM

BANGKOK - Rising factory output in China and better-than-expected U.S. hiring helped lift Asian stock markets modestly on Monday, but European shares slumped after Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's announcement that he intends to resign by the end of the year.

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