Europe Stocks End Higher

Asia markets end with gains; Canada shares soar at close

European stocks finished higher on the heels of the jobs report in the U.S. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index gained 54.90 points, or 1.24%, to 4,465.60, led by strength in British Airways and mining stocks.

Germany's DAX index gained 82.75 points, or 2.11%, to 4,007.60. In Paris, the CAC 40 increased 69.93 points, or 1.91%, to 3,739.91.

In Asia, markets finished higher. The Nikkei 225 index added 132.53 points, or 1.13%, to 11,815.95, amid a rise in U.S. stocks following a solid manufacturing report Thursday. The data fueled confidence in the Japanese economic recovery. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 55.51 points, or 0.44%, to 12,731.76.

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX soared 146.67, or 1.7%, to 8,798.75.