European markets closed mixed. The London Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was off 48.50 points, or 0.78%, at 6,149.60 amid uncertainty about Bank of England rate policy and U.S. markets. In Germany, the DAX Index was up 9.86 points, or 0.15%, to 6,392.17 as German industrial production rose 0.4% in November and a survey showed EuroZone business climate improved. Meanwhile, France's CAC 40 was off 25.22 points, or 0.44%, at 5,732.80.
In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 Index was closed for Coming-of-Age day. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 11.08 points, or 0.07%, to 15,436.53.