Markets & Finance

Europe Markets End Higher


European stock markets finished higher Monday as investors weighed the impact of a strong euro against the lifting of U.S. tariffs on steel.

London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index added 67.40 points, or 1.55%, to 4,410.00. In Paris, the CAC 40 gained 65.47 points, or 1.91%, to 3,490.26. Germany's DAX index added 75.25 points, or 2.01%, trading at 3,821.20.

Asian stock markets soared Monday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 302.70 points, or 3.00%, to 10,403.27 after investors reversed their reaction to a possible bailout of Ashikaga Bank.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 139.52 points, or 1.13%, to finish at 12,456.99.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX added 65.18 points, or 0.83%, to 7,924.57.


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