Canada's benchmark TSE 300 opened up but quickly
reversed and closed down 25.5 points to 7,722.1o. Oils and golds corrected lower, a weight. Hefty losses in the Nasdaq also hurt.
European markets finished mixed. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was up 1 point, or 0.02%, to 5,179.60. In economic news, UK manufacturing production rose more than expected 0.4%, industrial production fell 0.2%, which weaker than expected. In France, the CAC 40 added 32.03 points, or 0.72%, to 4,463.91. In Germany, the DAX Index lost 4.38 points, or 0.08%, to 5,175.95.
In Asia , the markets ended mixed. Japan's Nikkei plunged 238.40 points, or 2.10%, to 11,114.49, dragged down by tech shares after the world's biggest computer maker, IBM, said Monday that its first quarter profit fell short of forecasts. In Hong Kong, the market added 10.01 points, or 0.09%, to 10733.69.