Asia Market And Europe Open 12/22/2008

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Markets in Asia were mixed

The Nikkei rose 1.6% to 8,724 despite a big drop in exports. Toyota (TM) fell after cutting output.

The Hang Seng dropped 2.6% to 14,742.

The Shanghai Composite was off 1.5% to 1,989.

At the open in Europe, the FTSE was off .6% to 4,261. The Dax fell .2% to 4,688 and the CAC 40 fell 1% to 3,193.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre