Europe Stocks Gain at Close

Asia and Canada stocks end higher

European stock markets were higher. London's FTSE 100 index was up 37.5 points, or 0.9%, to 4,190.4. In Paris, the CAC-40 index gained 26.26 points, or 0.8%, to 3,200.75. In Frankfurt, the DAX index rose 21.98 points, or 0.67%, to 3,286.48.

Asian markets finished with strong gains Tuesday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 193.17 points, or 2.19%, to close at 9,033, taking a cue from Monday's sharp gains on Wall Street. The Nikkei closed above 9,000 for the first time since Dec. 4. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index gained 168.09 points, or 1.70%, to close at 10,030.37.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 21.75 points, or 0.31%, to 7,121.02.

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