Europe Markets Close Slightly Higher

Canada shares make modest gains; Asia markets end lower

European markets closed slightly higher Tuesday. In Paris, the CAC-40 index rose 28.62 points, or 0.94%, closing at 3,083.85. In Frankfurt, the DAX index gained 35.31 points, or 1.14%, trading at 3,130.07.

London's FTSE 100 index ended the day down 16.10 points, or 0.39%, at 4,113.00.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 70.28 points, or 1.01%, to 7,042.70.

In Asia, stocks finished lower on Tuesday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 33.64 points, or 0.38%, to 8,789.09. High-tech and blue-chip companies fell across the board on profit taking, following Wall Street's pullback on Monday. Company affected included Sony, which lost 3.66%, Toshiba, which closed down 3.01%, and Canon, finishing the day down 1.32%.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 29.79 points, or 0.31%, to close at 9,703.72.