Canada Shares End Flat
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX ended flat, adding 0.59 points, or 0.01%, to 6,453.13.
European stocks ended lower. London's FTSE index was down 5.3 points, or 0.15%, to 3610.80, while Paris' CAC 40 index fell 11.97 points, or 0.43%, to 2758.65. In Frankfurt, the DAX index was down 15.98 points , or 0.62% to 2,555.27. London's Barclay's Bank reported higher earnings.
In Asia , stocks finished lower. On Thursday, the Nikkei 225 index fell 64.51 points, or 0.74%, to close at 8599.66. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng declined 141.47 points, or 1.52%, to 9,173.43.