Markets in Asia fell.
The Nikkei was off 2.3% to 8,328. Sony (SNE) was off due to weakening consumer spending. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial joined a sell-off in global banks.
The Hang Seng fell 5.5% to 12,792.
The Shanghai Composite dropped 6.3% to 1,902.
At the open, the FTSE dropped .3% to 4,120. The Dax was up .3% to 4,571. The CAC 40 moved up .2% to 3,189.
Data from Reuters.
Douglas A. McIntyre