European markets finished lower. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index ended down 54.80 points, or 1.15%, to 4,702.00. In France, the CAC 40 lost 5.43 points, or 0.14%, to 4,004.93. And in Germany, the DAX Index fell 41.25 points, or 0.92%, to 4,433.85.
In Asia, the markets finished higher. In Japan, the Nikkei gained 175.82 points, or 1.65%, to close at 10,839.93. Tokyo stocks bounced back from a four-straight day fall on Tuesday following an upgrade by Morgan Stanley of the weighting of Japanese equities in its global model portfolio, in addition to a sharp rebound in U.S. stocks Monday. In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng index gained 19.78 points, or 0.18%, to close at 10,852.04.