As of 12/7/2013 2:28 AM ET
Provided by: Thomson Reuters
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended sharply higher today, rallying by 1.26% to close at 16,020.20. The best performing sectors were the Industrials and Financials sectors, up 1.30% and 1.21% respectively.
European markets finished broadly higher today with shares in Germany leading the region. The DAX closed up 0.96% while London's FTSE 100 gained 0.83% and France's CAC 40 rose 0.72%.
Asian markets finished mixed as of the most recent closing prices. The Nikkei 225 gained 0.81% and the Hang Seng rose 0.13%. The Shanghai Composite lost 0.44%.