Canada Shares Skid at Close

European markets slide; Asia markets finish with losses

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 70.65 points, or 1.11%, to 6,291.66.

European markets were lower. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index slipped 14.90 points, or 0.36%, to 4,118.90. In France, the CAC 40 was down 35.92 points, or 1.14%, to 3,121.01. And in Germany, the DAX Index was lower by 126.70 points, or 3.86%, to 3,155.97.

In Asia, the markets posted losses. The Nikkei fell 289.62 points, or 3.22%, to 8,689.39. In Hong Kong, the market lost 21.42 points, or 0.22%, to 9,548.94.

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