In Paris, the CAC 40 finished higher by 26.08 points, or 0.80% at 3,306.42. Germany's DAX index finished 64.24 points higher, or 1.83% at 3,565.47, amid indications that U.S. equities would open higher. "Also, many feel that the euro slide to $1.10 will boost European exports and raise corporate earnings," reports MMS.
Asian markets finished mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 index continues to push ahead, adding 0.69% to finish at 10,362.69. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 168.3 points, or 1.61%, to close at 10,643.63.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 25.38 points, or 0.34%, to 7,516.45.