Asia Markets And Europe Open 1/16/2009

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Markets in Asia were higher.

The Nikkei was up 2.6% to 8,230.

The Hang Seng rose .3% to 13,228.

The Shanghai Composite was up 1.8% to 1,954.

At the open in Europe, the FTSE was up 1.9% to 4,199. The Dax rose 1.4% to 4,397. The CAC 40 was up 2.1% to 3,095.

Data from Reuters and MarketWatch.

Douglas A. McIntyre