Asia Markets And Europe Open (10/23/2009)

Markets in Asia were higher.

The Nikkei rose .2% to 10,283.

The Hang Seng was up 1.4% to 22,516. China Life (NYSE:LFC) and Sinpoc (NYSE:SNP) rose.

The Shanghai Composite was up 1.9% to 3,108.

At the open in Europe, the FTSE was up .8% to 5,247. The Dax rose 1% to 5,820. The CAC 40 rose 1% to 3,857.

Data from MarketWatch and Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre