Europe Markets Finish Higher

Asia stocks end with gains; Canada shares end higher

European markets finished trading higher Friday. London's FTSE index rose 72.5 points, or 1.87%, to 3,952.6. Frankfurt's DAX index was up 43.96 points, or 1.49%, to 2,986, on strength in U.S. markets. The DAX had slid earlier in the session on a weak retail sales report. In Paris, the CAC 40 index gained 9.45 points, or 0.32%, to 2,963.12.

In Asia Friday, Japan' Nikkei average finished up 43.9 points, or 0.56%, at 7,907.19. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index rose 90.96 points, or 1.04%, to 8,808.18.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 48.80 points, or 0.74%, to 6,618.11.

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