European Stocks Finish Higher

Asian markets end lower; Canada's benchmark index falls

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX composite index finished lower Tuesday, falling 29.04 points, or 0.40%, to 7,189.54.

European markets finished higher Tuesday. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 gained 20.9 points, or 0.51%, to 4,121. The U.K. economy expanded 0.4% in the second quarter, and industrial production rose 0.7%. In Germany, the DAX Index rose 33.05 points, or 0.97%, to 3,438.36. In France, the CAC 40 was up 45.61 points, or 1.45%, to 3,187.61.

In Asia, major stock indexes ended lower. Japan's Nikkei index finished down 70.21 points, or 0.74%, to 9,382.58, in a low-volume trading session. Auto maker Toyota revised its second-half profit outlook upwards. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 5.76 points, or 0.06%, to 10,177.38.

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