Markets in Asis were mixed.
The Nikkei rose .7% to 8,720. Honda (HMC) moved up on hopes of a US car company bailout.
The Hang Seng dropped .3% to 15,534.
The Shanghai Composite was ooff 2.3% to 2,032.
In Europe, the FTSE was down .5% to 4,346. The Dax was off .6% to 4,778. The CAC 40 was down .3% to 3,307.
Data from Reuters.
Douglas A. McIntyre