Asia Markets And Europe Open 1/13/2009

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Most markets in Asia were sharply lower.

The Nikkei fell 4.8% to 8,414,

The Hang Seng was off 2% to 13,681.

The Shanghai Composite fell 2% to 1,863.

In Europe, at the open, the FTSE was down .9% to 4,388. The Dax dropped .5% to 4,696. The CAC was off .5% to 3,229.

Data from Reuters and MarketWatch.

Douglas A. McIntyre