Asia Markets And Europe Open 12/24/2008

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Many markets were closed for the holidays.

In Japan, the Nikkei fell 2.4% to 8,501 after bad earnings forecasts from Toyota (TM).

The Hang Seng was down .3% to 14,184.

The Shanghai Composite fell 1.2% to 1,874.

In Europe, at the open, the FTSE was off .1% to 4,251. The CAC 40 was off .4% to 3,115.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre