On Friday in France, the CAC 40 gained 33.42 points, or 0.73%, to 4,624.58. Also on Friday in Germany, the DAX Index was higher by 42.97 points, or 0.84%, to 5,160.10.
In Japan, the markets were closed for the holidays. On Friday, the Nikkei gained 85.01 points, or 0.81%, to 10,542.62. The markets in Japan will be closed from Monday through Thursday.
In Hong Kong on Monday, the Hang Seng shed 34.38 points, or 0.30%, to 11,397.21.
Canada's TSE 300 Index gained 13.43 points, or 0.17%, to 7688.40.