Asia Markets And Europe Open 10/7/2008 (TM)(HMC)

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Markets in Asia were mixed and Europe opened higher.

The Nikkei fell 3% to 10,156. Canon, a major exporter, fell. Honda (HMC) and Toyota (TM) were both down about 5%.

Hong Kong was closed for a holiday. The Shanghai Composite fell .7% to 2,156.

In Europe, the major markets in the UK, Germany, and France opened higher by 1.5% to 3%.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre