European markets lower as energy stocks slump (AP)

Electricians walk by a Tokyo brokerage's electronic board indicating Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average soared 378.93 points, or 4.93 percent, to 8,061.07 Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Japanese stocks rose sharply Tuesday, as financial issues benefited from an overnight surge in European banking shares. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)AP – European markets fell Tuesday as a slump in energy and mining stocks offset the renewed confidence in the financial sector and a small recovery in German business confidence.

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