Markets & Finance

Europe Stocks Finish Mostly Unchanged


European stocks finished slightly higher, but mostly unchanged on Monday. Germany's DAX index enjoyed the largest surge, and was higher by 40.32 points, or 1.15%, to 3,556.99 just before its close. The index pushed ahead amid reports of higher earnings and growing perception German economy might have reached a bottom.

London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index added 3.5 points, or 0.08%, to 4,347.50. Trading was restrained following a report that the U.K. budget deficit has widened. In Paris, the CAC 40 gained 5.08 points, or 0.15%, to 3,358.80.

Asian stocks finished higher. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 123.82 points, or 1.12%, to finish at 11,161.71. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index increased 103.40 points, or 0.86%, to 12,147.89

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX added 2.38 points, or 0.03%, to 7,719.85.


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