Europe Stocks Rally

Asian markets also gain ground

European stock markets gained ground Friday following the U.S. market's lead. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index ended up 144.40 points, or 3.23%, to 4,615.60.

France's CAC 40 finished higher by 166.15 points, or 4.49%, to 3,863.28. Germany's DAX index was up 4,446.27 points, or 4.41%, to 4,446.27.

Asian markets ended higher. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index was helped by a rebound in tech stocks. The index jumped 193.28 points, or 1.82%, to 10,826.09.

In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng index gained 40.58 points, or 0.38%, to close at 10,806.16.

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