European stock markets backed off most of their earlier gains, but finished higher Monday. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index gained 23.10 points, or 0.55%, to close at 4,260.90. In Paris, the CAC 40 moved 15.8 points higher, or 0.48%, to finish at 3,338.36. Germany's DAX index had gained 13.15 points, or 0.37%, trading at 3,521.21.
Tokyo stock markets were closed on Monday for Respect for the Aged Day. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 1% on Monday, or 109.21 points, to finish at 10,992.73.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX slipped 4.78 points, or 0.06%, to 7,575.29.