Europe Markets End Higher

Canada stocks make slight gains; Asia shares finish higher

European markets were higher Friday, helped by gains in U.S. equities on some favorable high-tech news. London's FTSE 100 index was up 40.5 points, or 1%, to 3,969.4, even though UK Manufacturing fell 0.4% in March, the largest slide in five months. In France, the CAC 40 index rose 28.72 points, or 0.98%, to 2,967.89.

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