Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX 101.33 points, or 1.53%,to 6,516.97.
European stocks finished down amid Bush's U.N. address and Greenspan's testimony to Congress. London's Financial Times Stock exchange index dropped 125.80 points, or 2.99%, to 4,084.90. Germany's DAX index shed 162.82 points, or 4.54%, to 3,421.87. France's CAC index closed off 155.18 points, or 4.57%, to 3,241.84.
Asian stocks ended higher. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index finished up for the fourth straight session. The index gained 15.15 points, or 0.16%, to 9,415.23. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index added 13.98 points, or 0.14%, to 9,896.33.