European Stocks Finish Higher

Asian markets finish lower

European stock markets finished higher on Friday. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index closed up 9.8 points, or 0.21%, to 4,578.1, with little reaction to a report showing that home prices fell in England and Wales. Cadbury Schweppes was lower after saying its 2004 earnings will be at the low end of previous forecasts.

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