Canada Stocks Drop at Close

Europe markets close higher; Asia stocks finish mixed

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 27.07 points, or 0.41%, to 6,555.12.

European markets were higher. In London, the FTSE 100 index finished up 85.7 points, or 2.4%, to 3,655.6 on the strong U.S. GDP report. In Paris, the CAC 40 index gained 38.27 points, or 1.41%, to 2,754.07. In Frankfurt, the DAX index rose 31.49 points, or 1.25%, to 2,544.71.

In Asia , stocks finished mixed. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index ticked ahead 3.66 points, or 0.04%, to close at 8,363.04. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index lost 11.58 points, or 0.13%, to close at 9,122.66.

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