European stock markets finished lower Monday, though volume was light, as oil prices inched higher and on fears of global terrorism. Germany's DAX index was down 12.33 points, or 0.32%, to 3,838.85, on profit-taking. In Paris, the CAC 40 index was off 12.53 points, or 0.34%, to 3,636.71.
Financial markets in London were closed for the summer bank holiday. On Friday, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index rose 36.2 points, or 0.81%, to 4,490.1.
Asian markets finished mixed on Monday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 25.06 points, or 0.22%, to close at 11,184.53, on profit taking. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 59.36 points, or 0.46%, to close at 12,877.78.