Europe Markets End Mixed

Asia stocks end mixed; Canada stocks end higher

European stock markets finished mixed. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index eased 19.00 points, or 0.44%, to 4,281.9 on position squaring before the weekend, says S&P's AdvisorInsight. The Bank of England meets next Thursday, when policymakers are expected to hike rates due to a strong economy.

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