European stocks finished slightly higher, but mostly unchanged on Monday. Germany's DAX index enjoyed the largest surge, and was higher by 40.32 points, or 1.15%, to 3,556.99 just before its close. The index pushed ahead amid reports of higher earnings and growing perception German economy might have reached a bottom.
London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index added 3.5 points, or 0.08%, to 4,347.50. Trading was restrained following a report that the U.K. budget deficit has widened. In Paris, the CAC 40 gained 5.08 points, or 0.15%, to 3,358.80.
Asian stocks finished higher. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 123.82 points, or 1.12%, to finish at 11,161.71. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index increased 103.40 points, or 0.86%, to 12,147.89
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX added 2.38 points, or 0.03%, to 7,719.85.