Markets & Finance

Europe Markets End Lower

European stock markets finished lower Monday, though volume was light, as oil prices inched higher and on fears of global terrorism. Germany's DAX index was down 12.33 points, or 0.32%, to 3,838.85, on profit-taking. In Paris, the CAC 40 index was off 12.53 points, or 0.34%, to 3,636.71.

Financial markets in London were closed for the summer bank holiday. On Friday, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index rose 36.2 points, or 0.81%, to 4,490.1.

Asian markets finished mixed on Monday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 25.06 points, or 0.22%, to close at 11,184.53, on profit taking. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 59.36 points, or 0.46%, to close at 12,877.78.

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