Asia Markets And Europe Open 12/18/2008

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Markets in Asia were mostly higher.

The Nikkei rose .6% to 8,867. Honda (HMC) dropped after cutting profit forecasts.

The Hang Seng rose .1% to 14,474.

The Shangai Composite moved up 2% to 2,016.

At the open, the FTSE was down .3% to 4,312. The Dax was up .4$ to 4,729 and the CAC 40 was up .4% to 3,254.

Data from Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre