Canadian stocks finished with gains, with help from metals stocks and increasing hope that for decent earnings period. The TSE 300 Composite ended higher at 7,598.50, up 39.21 points, or 0.52%.
Asian markets ended down on Wednesday. Japan's Nikkei dropped 10.07 points, or 0.10% to 10,040.91 after plunging 229 points on Tuesday, led by exporters and banks. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 35.55 points, or 0.33%, to 10,762.14, following a 203-point drop on Tuesday.