Asia Markets And Europe Open 10/20/2008

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Markets in Asia were sharply higher.

The Nikkei rose 3.6% to 9,006.

The Hang Seng was up 5.7% to 15,385.

The Shanghai Composite was up 2.3% to 1,974.

In Europe, the FTSE opened up 1.9% to 4,137. The DAX was higher by 3.1% to 4,137 and the CAC 40 moved up 3% to 3,491.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre