Europe Stocks Rise

The major indexes in Japan and Hong Kong fall

European stock markets closed higher on Tuesday. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was up 37.9 points, or 0.88%, to 4,324.4 as Prudential, Britain's second-biggest insurer, was higher as second-quarter earnings rose from the year-earlier period. Aviva and Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group were also higher. Glaxo was higher after second-quarter profits were higher than expected.

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