Asia Markets And Europe Open 12/19/2008

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Markets in Asia were mixed

The Nikkei fell .9% to 8,589. Toyota (TM) fell on word it might post a loss.

The Hang Seng was down 1.9% to 15,208. HSBC (HBC) was off on worries about credit problems.

The Shanghai Composte moved up .1% to 2,018.

At the open, the FTSE was down 1.1% to 4,282. The Dax was off 1.1% to 4,703 and the CAC 40 was down 1.4% to 3,189.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre