Markets in Asia were mixed
The Nikkei fell .9% to 8,589. Toyota (TM) fell on word it might post a loss.
The Hang Seng was down 1.9% to 15,208. HSBC (HBC) was off on worries about credit problems.
The Shanghai Composte moved up .1% to 2,018.
At the open, the FTSE was down 1.1% to 4,282. The Dax was off 1.1% to 4,703 and the CAC 40 was down 1.4% to 3,189.
Data from Reuters.
Douglas A. McIntyre