European Stocks Higher in Midday Trading

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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European stock prices are higher in midday trading Tuesday, after closing sharply lower on Monday.

London's Financial Times index is up one percent. The CAC-40 in Paris is up four-tenths of one percent, and the DAX index in Frankfurt is up nearly seven-tenths of one percent.

In New York, the S&P futures contract is down 24 points, indicating a lower opening.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost 2.2 percent to finish at 8,591.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up half a percent to finish the day's trading at 19,710.

Gold is trading at $1,889.63 an ounce.

The dollar is mixed against other major currencies.