Markets Rise in Europe

Asia is mixed.
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Many of Asia's top indices were hit by selling overnight, while stocks in Europe were generally to the upside Wednesday.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 1.2% to 17,236, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gave back 0.2% to 20,537. China's CSI 300 edged up 0.1% to 3448, but Taiwan's Taiex lost 0.8% to 7985.

South Korea's Kospi shed 0.7% to 1546. India's Sensex was up 0.6% to 14,218. Singapore's Straits Times Index was down 0.4% at 3363.

As for Europe, London's FTSE 100 was gaining 0.5% to 6464, and Frankfurt's Xetra DAX was ahead by 1.1% at 7349. The Cac 40 in Paris advanced 0.9% to 5940, and the Swiss Market Index was up 0.3% at 9425.

The Milan MIB 30 was better by 1.1% at 43,576, and the Copenhagen 20 was increasing 0.8% at 486.

Among the major markets in the Americas, Canada's S&P/TSX Composite tacked on 0.3% at 13,628. Mexico's Bolsa was weaker by 0.5% at 29,394, and Brazil's Bovespa was climbing 0.7% to 49,422. Argentina's Merval was gaining 0.8% at 2198.