Europe Stocks End Mixed

Asia markets finish lower; Canada shares make slight gains

Canada's benchmark TSE 300 rose 64.90 points, or 0.9 percent, to 6,903.80 after dropping as much as 50 points earlier in the session. News that Cisco reaffirmed its Q1 outlook and indicated that it is comfortable with the Street's earnings estimates brought cheerful news to the technology sector. Canadian stocks also benefitted, reversing morning losses. Of the 14 subindices eight fell and six rose.

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