European stock markets were mixed. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index finished with a gain of 8.4 points, or 0.2%, to 4,257.2. In Paris, the CAC 40 fell 17.94 points, or 0.53%, to 3,392.75. Germany's DAX index lost 60.96 points, or 1.66%, to 3,607.71. There was little reaction to report July industrial production rose 2.4%, the largest increase in three years.
Asian markets finished higher Friday. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index gained 3.82 points, or 0.04%, to close at 10,650.77, weighed by profit taking. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 31.99 points, or 0.29%, to close at 11,170.61.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 17.65 points, or 0.23%, to 7,612.50.