London's Key Index Makes Solid Gains

Canada shares beat back losses to end slightly higher; Asia markets end mixed

Canada's benchmark TSE 300 traded in a choppy manner, spending time on both sides of unchanged. The index ended with a minor gain up 40 points to 6702. The U.S. indices were also very choppy. Economic and military uncertainty continued to be large weights. Plus, Tuesday's 11-year low U.S. Consumer Confidence report was a negative. But the stock markets remain very oversold. Of the 14 subindices, seven rose and seven fell, with the industrial products group gaining 1%.

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