A look at economic developments and activity in major stock markets around the world Tuesday:

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DUBLIN _ Ireland's citizens will vote on the European Union's new fiscal treaty, Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced in a major test for plans to impose tougher budget discipline on the 17-nation eurozone.

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BERLIN _ German consumer confidence continues to edge higher as a healthy job market boosts hopes of higher incomes, a survey showed.

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LONDON _ Markets rose slightly in volatile trading as an upbeat U.S. consumer confidence indicator offset worries over Ireland's decision to hold a referendum on the plan to tie the 17 euro countries closer together.

Britain's FTSE 100 index closed 0.2 percent higher. Germany's DAX rose 0.6 percent and the CAC-40 in France gained 0.4 percent.

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TOKYO _ In Asia, the Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo rose 0.9 percent _ its highest close since Aug. 2, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.7 percent. Mainland Chinese shares were mixed, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.2 percent, its highest close in more than three months. The Shenzhen Composite Index for China's second, smaller stock market lost 0.6 percent.

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LISBON, Portugal _ Portugal is complying with conditions attached to a $105 billion international bailout it received last year, the country's finance minister and foreign lenders said.

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ATHENS, Greece _ Greek lawmakers vote on a package of tough salary and pension cuts as part of measures needed to secure the payout of the debt-ridden country's second international package of bailout loans.

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MADRID _ Spain says its budget deficit for 2011 came in at 8.5 percent of GDP, even worse than the new conservative's own already pessimistic prediction.

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HONG KONG _ Hong Kong stockbrokers marched through the central business district in a last-ditch attempt to stop the city's stock market operator from trimming their lunch break next month.

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TOWNHALL MEDIA GROUP