European stock markets finished higher on the positive U.S. jobs update. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index gained 19 points, or 0.43%, to 4,454.40. In Paris, the CAC 40 added 44.5 points, or 1.22%, to 3,698.87. Germany's DAX index jumped 44.85 points, or 1.14%, trading at 3,961.93.
Asian stock markets finished higher, rebounding from a sharp drop Thursday. Buying interest in exporters buoyed the market. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 101 points, or 0.92%, to 11,128.05. Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 92.71 points, or 0.78%, to finish at 12,022.64.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 19.62 points, or 0.24%, to 8,348.74.