Europe Stocks End Mostly Lower

The Nikkei lost ground, while the Hang Seng edged higher

European stock markets ended mostly lower on Friday. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index edged lower, losing 6.7 points, or 0.14%, to close at 4622.7, dragged down by weak insurers, despite a rebound on Wall Street. Insurers retreated on news the NY Attorney General filed a civil lawsuit against Marsh & McLennan over allegations of manipulation in steering business of clients to certain insurers. In the FTSE 100, Royal & Sun Alliance, Prudential and Aviva suffered.

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