In Germany, the Dax index gained 14.61 points, or 0.38%, to 3,877.32. In Paris, the CAC 40 index rose 27.01 points, or 0.%, to 3,650.8.
Asian markets ended mixed. In Tokyo, stocks fell for a second straight session as investors worried over oil prices and terror threats. The Nikkei 225 index fell 81.67 points, or 0.73%, to 11,140.57. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 155.73 points, or 1.28%, to 12,357.12.