European Stocks Finish Higher

But Asian markets ended mixed, with the Nikkei edging higher

European markets finished higher Wednesday. In London, the FTSE-100 index was up 73.2 points, or 1.8%, to 4,144. Third quarter GDP growth for the United Kingdom was revised upward to 0.8% from 0.7% compared to the second quarter. Frankfurt's DAX was up 88 points, or 2.77%, to 3,280 on some short covering from recent losses. The Paris CAC index was up 98 points, or 3.07%, at 3,313.

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