Europe Markets Close Higher

Asian equities end lower; Canadian markets closed for a holiday

European markets ended higher. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index gained 74.20 points, or 1.32%, to 5,716.70. In Germany, the DAX Index added 55.69 points, or 0.92%, to 6,114.07. In France, the CAC 40 was up 71.18 points, or 1.36%, to 5,296.51.

Asia markets finished lower. The Nikkei plunged 217.87 points, or 1.68%, to 12,751.18, amid disappointing results from the June Tankan business survey. In Hong Kong, the market was closed for a holiday on Monday. On Friday, the index surged 214.71 points, or 1.67%, to 13,042.53.

Canada's benchmark TSE 300 saw no activity due to a holiday.

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