European markets were narrowly mixed Tuesday. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 lost 1.2 points, or 0.03%, to 4,073.6. In Germany, the DAX Index gained 11.59 points, or 0.35%, to 3,344.46, as unemployment fell for the second consecutive month, but industrial production declined for a third straight month. In France, the CAC 40 was down by 4.22 points, or 0.13%, to 3,177.97.
In Asia, major stock indexes ended with strong gains. Japan's Nikkei index finished up 103.56 points, or 1.06%, to 9,898.72. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 100.47 points, or 1.02%, to 9,992.87.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 21.17 points, or 0.30%, to 7,089.60.