European stocks rallied on strength in the U.S. equities market. London's Financial Times Stock exchange index finished up 176.10 points, or 4.66%, to 3,953.40. Meantime, Germany's DAX index added 197.55 points, or 7.23%, to 2,930.74. France's CAC index ended higher by 143.74 points, or 5.21%, to 2,902.27.
Asian stocks finished up Friday. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 89.99 points, or 1.07%, to 8,529.61. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index finished up 107.04 points, or 1.21%, to 8,965.73.