European, Asian stocks up, Wall Street closed for Thanksgiving

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European, Asian stocks up, Wall Street closed for Thanksgiving

LONDON, UK -- Stocks in Europe and Asia went up on Thursday, while Wall Street was closed for Thanksgiving.

The U.S. dollar was under pressure as investors weighed into the Sterling, euro, yen and commodity currencies.

According to CNBC, the best performing stock was LEG Immobilien, a German property company that rose 6.7 percent after Morgan Stanley upgraded it to overweight. The German Dax was up 111.97 points or 0.78 percent to close Thursday at 14,539. The CAC 40 advanced by 28.23 points or 0.42 percent to 6,707 in Paris, France. London's FTSE 100 went up 1.36 points or 0.02 percent to 7,466. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced 267.35 points or 0.95 percent to 28,383. The Australian All Ordinaries increased by 9.80 points or 0.13 percent to 7,432. In New Zealand, the S&P NZX 50 was flat, edging down 2.09 points or 0.02 percent to 11,321. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong rose by 137.09 points or 0.78 percent to 17,660. China's Shanghai Composite was down 7.60 points or 0.25 percent to 3,089.