Europe Stocks Finish Lower

Canada and Asia markets were closed

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX was closed Monday in observance of Canada's Thanksgiving Day holiday.

European markets finished lower. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index shed 21.80 points, or 0.55%, to 3,931.60, on profit taking. In France, the CAC 40 lost 17 points, or 0.59%, to 2,885.27, as investors moved profits off the table. And in Germany, the DAX Index was down 80.63 points, or 2.75%, to 2,850.11, amid worries about the health of the German banking system.

In Asia , the markets were closed for national holidays. The Nikkei was closed on Monday for Health-Sports Day. On Friday, the Nikkei added 89.99 points, or 1.07%, to 8,529.61. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong market was closed for the Chung Yeung festival. On Friday, the Hang Seng index gained 107.04 points, or 1.21%, to 8,965.73.

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