Canada Markets Slump at Close

Europe and Asia stocks finish lower

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 60.59 points, or 0.92%, to 6,560.93.

European markets closed lower. London's FTSE 100 index fell 73.50 points, or 1.88%, to 3,835.20. In Germany, Frankfurt's DAX Index fell 117.28 points, or 3.74% to 3,022.69. The Paris CAC 40 slid 61.22 points, or 1.95%, to 3,077.39.

In Asia, stocks finished lower. In Japan, high-tech stocks led the way down, as the Nikkei 225 Index lost 166.72 points, or 1.96%, to 8,344.01. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index slipped 167.09 points, or 1.72%, to 9,548.65.

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