Markets in Asia were mixed with the Hang Seng up sharply,
The Nikkei was down .2% to 16,266. Bridgestone was down .8% to 2465. Canon was up ,5% to 6040. Daiwa Securities was down .8% to 1305. Fuji Film was up .9% to 4730. Hitachi was down 1% to 675. Honda was down .3% to 3980. NEC was down .5% to 548. NTT was down .7% to 583000. NTT Docomo was down .6% to 179000. Sharp was down .9% to 1910. Softbank was down 1.6% to 2445. Sony was down .9% to 4510. Toshiba was down .1% to 743. Toyota was down .7% to 6910. Yahoo Japan was flat at 46850.
The Hang Seng was up 1.3% to 18,944. Cathay Pacific was up 3.3% to 18.84. China Mobile was up .7% to 63.75. China Unicom was up 6.5% to 9.14. HSBC was up .6% to 144.6. PCCW was up .2% to 4.81.
The KOSPI was down .4% to 1,420.
The Straits Times was up 1.8% to 2,902.
The Shanghai Composite was up .5% to 2,173.
Data from Reuters
Douglas A. McIntyre
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