Europe Stocks Rise at Close

Asia stocks finished mixed

MarketScope Canada will be discontinued effective April 30, 2002.

European markets turned higher. London's FTSE 100 was up 11.70 points, or 0.23%, to 5,165.60 even though one research firm says British consumer confidence rose in April.

France's CAC 40 index gained 32.36 points, or 0.73%, to 4,462.74 as the French unemployment rate rose to a 17-month high in March.

Germany's DAX index was up 33.16 points, or 0.66%, to 5,041.20 as German machinery orders fell 9% in March. The market is also hindered by reports IG Metall Union will call strike soon over wage.

Asian stocks finished mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index was off 48.85 points, or 0.42%, to 11,492.54. Hong Kong's Hang Seng stock index was up 136.09 points, or 1.20%, to 11,497.58.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.