Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Markets & Finance

Europe Markets Finish Higher


European markets finished higher. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index rose 79.50 points, or 1.99%, to 4,071.90. In Germany, the DAX Index added 45.94 points, or 1.60%, to 2,919.54, amid speculation the European Central Bank will cut rates at next week's policy meeting. In France, the CAC 40 gained 58.14 points, or 2.01%, to 2,949.61.

In Asia, markets ended higher. Japan's Nikkei index gained 113.94 points, or 1.4%, to 8,234.18. High-tech companies and exporters rose, but bank stocks lacked a clear direction. Prime Minister Koizumi said that President Bush told him U.S. was supporting a strong U.S. dollar.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index rose 89.81 points, or 0.95%, to 9,510.62.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX skipped 4.03 points, or 0.06%, to 6,836.21.


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus