Canadian stocks closed mixed as issues tied to merchandising, paper,
pipelines and real estate rebounded from broader market weakness. The TSE
300 fell 92.13 to 8135.50, pressured by a profit warning from Intel and stronger than expected U.S. jobs data. The S&P/TSE 60 fell 5.96 to
474.70. Breadth was 711-584 positive. U.S. jobs data curbed hopes for
quick Fed rate-cut action. Government of Canada bonds weakened. The June Canadian dollar settled
higher at 64.77 cents vs. U.S. dollar. April crude settled $0.47 lower at
$27.92. April gold settled $5.40 higher at $271.50.
European markets finished down. The London Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index closed off 85.90, or 1.43%, to 5,917.30. In Germany, the DAX Index ended down 62.56, or 1%, to 6,204.50. Meanwhile, France's CAC 40 Index closed down 69.77, or 1.28%, to 5,368.89.
In Asia, the markets also ended lower. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index closed down 22.66, or 0.18%, to 12,627.90. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, meanwhile, finished down 14.60, or 0.10%, to 14,194.35.