Asia Markets And Europe Open 1/5/2009

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Stocks in Asia were broadly higher.

The Nikkei rose 2.1% to 9,043.

The Hang Seng was up 3.1% to 18,516.

THe Shanghai Composite rose 3.3% to 1,881.

At the open in Europe, the FTSE was up .9% to 4,601. The Daxx moved up 1% to 5,023. The CAC 40 was higher by .7% to 3,372.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre