European markets rose sharply following an ugly week of earnings reports. In London, the Financial Times 100 gained 117.00 points, or 2.21%, to 5,403.10. In France, the CAC 40 Index was up 125.03 points, or 2.58%, to 4,967.15. Germany's DAX Index was up 95.65 points, or 1.69%, to 5,771.41.
Asian markets ended mixed. In Japan, the Nikkei lost 60.48, or 0.51%, to close at 11,798.08, on the heels of weak results at Sony and Fujitsu. The Hang Seng Index shed 142.35 points, or 1.18%, to close at 12,182.17.