Europe Markets End Higher

Canada stocks make solid gains; Asia stocks advance at close

European markets closed trading higher Thursday. London's FTSE index was up 54 points, or 1.37%, to 3,990.4. In Paris, the CAC-40 index gained 22.07 points, or 0.77%, to 2,903.27. In Frankfurt, the DAX index added 37.96 points, or 1.34%, to 2,865.21.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 52.94 points, or 0.79%, to 6,779.34.

In Asia, stocks finished higher. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 33.15 points, or 0.41%, to 8,051.66. Bank stocks rose, while chip-related shares were mixed. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index increased 71.69 points, or 0.79%, to 9,131.49.

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