Asia Markets And Europe Open 12/31/2008

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Some markets in Asia were closed.

The Hang Seng rose 1.1% to 14,387. It was down 48% for the year.

The Shanghai Composite was off .7% to 1,821 and was off 65% for the year.

In Europe the FTSE was up .9% to 4,431. The CAC 40 moved higher by .7% to 3,241.

Data from Reuters and MarketWatch.

Douglas A. McIntyre