European markets were mixed, as investors kept an eye to the ongoing attacks on Afghanistan. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index ended off 22.90 points, or 0.46%, to 5,009.80. Germany's DAX Index lost 22.73 points, or 0.51%, to 4,472.42, amid reports that the German unemployment rate rose to 9.4% in September, from 9.3% in August. In France, the CAC 40 finished up 4.76 points, or 0.11%, to 4,176.97.
Asian stocks finished mixed. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index, closed for trading Monday, lost 194.10 points, or 1.90%, to 10,011.77 on Tuesday, amid fears that retaliatory attacks on terrorist groups in Afghanistan by the U.S. and Great Britain would impact earnings. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 391.10 points, or 3.92%, to close at 10,358.93.