Asian Markets Higher, Europe Mixed

European stock markets ended mixed on Monday. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 gained 9.20 points, or 0.19%, to close at 4803.10. The index finished flat as Wall Street paused in New York morning trade after two days of gains. Vodafone edged up 0.3% ahead of its first-half of the year trading update tomorrow. Along with mm02, it is expected to return cash to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks this week. Talk of a bid for mm02 from Telefonica resurfaced over the weekend but both companies declined comment.

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