Europe Markets End Higher

Hong Kong stocks soar; Canada share make solid gains

European markets were higher Monday. In Germany, the DAX index was up 27.04 points, or 0.91%, to 3,013.04. The gains were seen as a carryover of Friday's positive move, as traders bet on some sort of recovery later this year even though economists are skeptical. In France, the CAC 40 index gained 33.1 points, or 1.12%, to 2,996.22. London's stock market was closed for a banking holiday.

In Asia, Japan's stock market was closed Monday for a holiday. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index rose 108.31 points, or 1.23%, to 8,916.49.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 41.56 points, or 0.63%, to 6,659.67.

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