Asia Markets And Europe Open 12/2/2008

JapMarkets in Asia were sharply lower.

The Niikkei fell 6.4% to 7,964. Honda (HMC) fell on a strong dollar.

The Hang Seng was off 4.8% to 13,636. China Life (LFC) and China Mobile (CHL) where both down.

The Shanghai Composite was off .3% to 1,890.

At the open, the  FTSE fell 1.4% to 4,010.48, the Daxx declined 1.4% to 4,331.01 and the CAC 40 lost 1.3% to 3,040.34.

Data from Reuters

Douglas A. McIntyre