Canada Stocks End Higher

Tokyo stocks finish mixed; Europe stocks were closed for a holiday

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 65.29 points, or 0.74%, to 8,898.77.

European markets were closed on Monday for the Easter Monday holiday.

On Friday, London's FTSE 100 index added 21 points, or 0.47%, to 4,489.70. Germany's DAX index gained 12.37 points, or 0.31%, to 4,013.53. France's CAC 40 index rose 5.55 points, or 0.15%, to 3,740.11.

In Asia, markets finished Monday's session mixed. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index added 145.19 points, or 1.22%, to 12,042.70 on strength in bank and high-tech shares. "Market watchers say stocks rose on the back of rising optimism for a steady recovery in the economy and anticipation of the imminent release of Japanese hostages in Iraq," reports S&P's MarketScope.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was closed for the Easter holiday.