Most markets in Asia were up slightly.
The Nikkei rose .5% to 10,165. Honda (HMC) rose on good results as did Sony (SNE).
The Hang Seng was up .9% to 20,312. Lower oil prices pushed down shares in PetroChina (PTR).
The Shanghai Composite was up 1.7% to 3,322.
At the open in Europe, the FTSE was up .9% to 4,586. The Dax rose .6% to 5,303. The CAC 40 moved up .7% to 3,390. France Telecom (FTE) and Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) both rose.
Data from Reuters and MarketWatch.
Douglas A. McIntyre