LONDON — Europe’s stock markets closed on the upswing on Friday, while the Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average also made gains in half-day trading, buoyed by Black Friday sales.The CAC 40 in Paris and the DAX in Frankfurt both rose 0.9 percent to 3,528.80 and to 7,309.13 respectively, while the FTSE 100 in London and the FTSE MIB in Milan both advanced 0.5 percent to 5,819.14, and to 15,635.89 respectively.
The Nasdaq climbed 1.4 percent to 2,966.85, while Dow Jones was also up 1.4 percent to 13,009.68, as shoppers took advantage of Black Friday sales - some of which started even earlier — on Thursday — this year.
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