European stock markets finished higher Thursday after a central bank decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index in London added 16.6 points, or 0.37%, to 4,518.6, on strength in oil stocks and gains in Sainsbury.
Germany's DAX index was up 15.83 points, or 0.41%, to 3,833.45. In Paris, the CAC 40 index was up 20.15 points, or 0.56%, to 3,633.38.
Asian markets finished mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 25.4 points, or 0.23%, to close at 11,152.75 on strength in tech stocks. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index lost 24.8 points, or 0.19%, to close at 12,999.07.