Canada Shares Finish Slightly Down

Europe and Asia stocks decline at close

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 30.25 points, or 0.46%, to 6,610.36.

Europe stocks finish lower. In London, the FTSE-100 index fell 26.8 points, or 0.66%, to 4,048.60. Frankfurt's DAX index shed 28.25 points, or 0.86%, to 3,281.36, on weak labor market news in Germany. The Paris CAC 40 index closed down 22.42 points, or 0.70%, to 3,199.84.

In Asia, stocks declined. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index finished down 198 points, or 2.16%, to 9,006.73. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index fell 231.28 points, or 2.26%, to 9995.7.

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