Europe Stocks End Higher

Asia stocks finish mixed

European stock markets finished higher on Tuesday. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index added 22.8 points, or 0.5%, to 4,569. Traders were encouraged by a report that Britain's CPI inflation has fallen to a nine-month low, but many remain worried that housing market speculation is turning into a bubble that will hurt economy when it bursts, reports S&P's MarketScope. HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, and HBOS were higher.

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