European markets finished mixed. In London, the markets were closed for a bank holiday. On Friday, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index gained 29 points, or 0.56%, to 5,203.10. On Monday in France, the CAC 40 closed up 12.34 points, or 0.28%, to 4,367.26. In Germany, the DAX Index slipped 2.10 points, or 0.04%, to 4,880.67, while an engineering workers strike has pressured automaker Daimler-Chrysler. It's the first big strike in Germany since 1995.
In Asia , the markets ended lower. The Nikkei was closed Monday for Children's Day, but on Friday slipped 1.78 points, or 0.02%, to 11,551.01. In Hong Kong Monday, the market lost 61.02 points, or 0.52%, to 11,736.20.