Canada Shares Inch Up at Close

European markets end mixed; Asia markets close higher

Canada's benchmark TSE 300 managed to stay in the green column all day and closed up 46.6 points to 7640.7. The positive bias in the U.S. indices helped. However, S&P notes the indices simply regained one-quarter point to one-half point of Friday's drop. Also, S&P notes that the close at the high of the day bodes well for Tuesday's open.

European markets reversed earlier weakness and closed mixed. In London, the Financial Times 100 Index ended off 10.30 points, or 0.19% to 5468.90. In France, the CAC 40 closed up 28.01 points, or 0.56%, to 5027.37. Germany's DAX Index closed higher by 1.56 points, or 0.03%, to 5863.66.

Asian markets ended lower. In Japan, the Nikkei Index lost 66.40, or 0.54%, to close at 12239.68. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index shed 308.80, or 2.38% to finish at 12690.68.

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