Asia Markets And Europe Open 11/6/2008

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Markets in Asia fell sharply.

The Nikkei dropped 6.5% to 8,899. Toyota (TM) fell on poor earnings.

The Hang Seng dropped 7.1% to 13,896. Cathay Pacific fell almost 16% on poor earnings.

The Shanghai Composite slipped 2.4% to 1,718.

At the open, the FTSE was off 2.6% to 4,412. The CAC 40 dropped 3% to 3,510. The Dax was off 2.9% to 5,015.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre