European stock markets finished higher despite nagging worries about oil prices. A dip overnight in crude oil from record highs helped buoy investors. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index added 5.3 points, or 0.12%, to 4,413.4. In Paris, the CAC 40 rose 15.4 points, or 0.43%, to 3,622.98. Germany's DAX index climbed 5.59 points, or 0.14%, at 3,829.03.
Asian stock markets advanced. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 50.87 points, or 0.46%, to 11,060.89, as investors scooped up beaten-down tech stocks. Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 211.6 points, or 1.72%, 12,491.92.