Markets & Finance

Europe Markets End Mostly Lower


European stocks were mostly lower. In London, trading was closed for a bank holiday. On Friday, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index added 2.40 points, or 0.06%, at 4,225.90.

In Paris, the CAC 40 lost 37.63 points, or 1.13% at 3,291.36. Germany's DAX index was down 48.96 points, or 1.38% at 3,500.09, despite press speculation that business confidence might have improved.

Asian markets finished mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 4.53 points, or 0.04%, to finish at 10,276.64, amid profit taking and disappointing July retail sales data. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 3.49 points, or 0.03%, to close at 10,764.22.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 26.03 points, or 0.35%, to 7,441.15.


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