Canada Shares Gain Ground at Close

Europe and Asia stocks finish higher

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 23.65 points, or 0.36%, to 6,560.62.

European markets closed higher Friday. In London, the FTSE 100 index gained 48.50 points, or 1.26%, to 3,889.90. Paris' CAC 40 index rose 28.64 points, or 0.94%, to 3,082.85. In Frankfurt, the DAX index was up 62.81 points, or 2.12%, to 3,024.22.

In Asia, stocks finished with gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index closed ahead 19.31 points, or 0.23%, to 8,406.88. In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng index rose 70.83 points, or 0.74%, to 9,628.69.

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