Europe Stocks Fall at Close

Asia markets end higher; Canada shares climb

European stock markets closed lower. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index eased 18.80 points, or 0.42%, to 4,499.30 as U.K. consumer prices rose more than expected 0.4% in December. Pearson, the media group, was lower after Goldman Sachs downgraded stock to 'underperform' from 'in line.'

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