Asia Markets Skid

Europe markets finish mixed; financials lead Canada shares higher

European markets ended mixed. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index gained 15.30 points, or 0.29%, to 5,357.40, after the U.K. government reported a 9 billion pound budget surplus, which suggests business is good and that money is still coming in to public coffers. In Germany, the DAX Index lost 14.29 points, or 0.27%, to 5,207.83, despite continued worries about the economy. In France, the CAC 40 finished higher by 14.06 points, or 0.29%, to 4,791.43.

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