Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 9.92 points, or 0.15%, to 6,732.11. The Canadian government reported a bovine case of mad cow disease in the province of Alberta, and the U.S. subsequently halted meat imports from Canada.
European markets finished trading mixed. London's FTSE index was up 30.3 points, or 0.77%, to 3,971.6. In Paris, the CAC-40 index rose 9.97 points, or 0.35%, to 2,877.26. In Frankfurt, the DAX index decreased 11.75 points, or 0.41%, to 2,838.93.
In Asia, stocks finished mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 20.35 points, or 0.25%, to 8,059.48. Despite sharp losses on Wall Street on Monday, some Japanese exporters rose on a rebound in the U.S. dollar vs. the yen.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index decreased 36.97 points, or 0.41%, to 9,050.4.