Europe Markets End Mixed on Telecom Weakness

Asia markets end mixed on losses in bank and tech shares; Canadian exchanges were closed for a holiday

European markets finished mixed. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was down 21.20 points, or 0.38%, to 5,526.40 on telecom weakness. In France, the CAC 40 gained 34.96 points, or 0.69%, to 5,066.25. And in Germany, the DAX Index was up 10.16 points, or 0.18%, to 5,746.04 on the strength of Deutsche Telekom.

Asia markets ended on a mixed note. The Nikkei was relatively flat, up 1.93 points, or 0.02%, to 12,243.90. Gains in real estate and land transports were offset by losses in bank and tech shares. In Hong Kong, the market lost 120.27 points, or 0.98%, to 12,148.81.

Canada's benchmark TSE 300 was closed for the Civic Holiday. Trading will resume Tuesday.

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