Europe's Stocks Finish Higher

Japan's Nikkei index pushed higher, while China's Heng Seng index retreated after hitting 14,000

European stock markets finished higher after a mixed peformance ealier in the session. Automakers were in focus as vehicle sales reports were released. Also, the oil sector was in focus as the market speculated that Total's possible bid for BG Group would most likely be countered by a bid from Shell.

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