Asia Stocks End Mixed; Europe Shares Rise

Asian stocks ended mixed Tuesday and European shares were higher after markets got back to business after the Easter holiday.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Asian stocks ended mixed Tuesday and European shares were higher after markets got back to business after the Easter holiday.

For many overseas markets, it was the first time trading was taking place after nonfarms payrolls data in the U.S. was released Friday. While below some estimates, the 162,000 jobs created in the U.S. in March was the largest seasonally adjusted increase in nonfarm payrolls in three years.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average fell 0.5%, China's market was little changed, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.9%.

Hong Kong markets were closed for a holiday.

Stock in London were rising 0.7%, while shares in Frankfurt were up 0.4%.

In the U.S. on Monday, the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

rose 46.48, or 0.4%, to 10,973.55, the highest level since September 2008.

Premarket futures suggested stocks would open lower on Wall Street Tuesday.

-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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