Asia Markets And Europe Open 7/30/2009

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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