Asia Markets And Europe Open (12/21/2009)

Markets in Asia were mixed.

The Nikkei rose .4% to 10,183. Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Mitsubish UFJ (NYSE:MTU) rose.

The Hang Seng was off 1% to 20,697. HSBC (HNYSE:HBC) dropped.

The Shanghai Composte was .3% to 3,123.

At the open in Europe, the FTSE wsa up .5% to 5,222. The Dax was higher by .7% to 5,873. The CAC 40 was up .6% to 2,817.

Data from MarketWatch and Reuters.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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