Asia Market 10/8/2008 Nikkei Falls 9%

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Asia markets fell with some down 7% of more

The Nikkei dropped 9.4% to 9,203. Honda (HMC) fell over 10%. Nippon Steel lost 11.9 %. Mizuho Financial Group fell almost 8%.

The Hang Seng dropped 6.8% to 15,657. The Shanghai Composite was off 3% to 2,092.

In Europe the FTSE, DAXX, and CAC 40 all opened between 2.5% and 3.5%.

Data from Reuters

Douglas A. McIntyre