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Europe Stocks End with Losses

European stocks finished with losses Friday amid a mixed jobs report in the U.S. In London, the Times-Stock Exchange 100 slid 58.60 points, or 1.41%, to 4,098.40, amid data that U.K. PMI rose to 50.9 from 49.5, its first gain since last October.

In Germany, the DAX Index shed 48.97 points, or 1.40%, to 3,438.89, though German PMI rose to 48.1 from 45.6 and retail sales rose 1.9% in June. In France, the CAC 40 stumbled 40.64 points, or 1.27%, to 3,169.63.

In Asia, major stock indexes ended higher following Thursday's triple play of solid economic data in the U.S. Japan's Nikkei index finished up by 48.46 points, or 0.51%, to 9,611.67, with help from shares in steel companies. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index added 113.77 points, or 1.12%, to 10,248.60.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 39.34 points, or 0.54%, to 7,218.58.

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