European markets finished mixed as the U.S. equities rally faded. Datawise, a key gauge of the European Union's manufacturing health rose, consistent with evidence shown by other relevant surveys confirming exports have become the key to manufacturing growth, MMS says.
In London, the FTSE-100 index ended down 15.10 points, or 0.36%, to 4,154.30. Frankfurt's DAX index added 59.88 points, or 1.80%, to 3,380.20, after being up more than 4% earlier in the day. The Paris CAC 40 index finished lower by 27.89 points, or 0.84%, to 3,298.76.
In Asia, stocks ended mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index closed off 41.09 points, or 0.45%, to 9,174.47, pulling back from last Friday's advance. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 135.29 points, or 1.34%, 10,205.16.