Asia Markets And Europe Open (1/5/2010)

Markets in Asia rose.

The Nikkei was up .3% to 10,692.

The Hang Seng was higher by 2.1% to 22,286.

The Shanghai Composite rose 1.2% to 3,282.

At the open in Europe, the FTSE fell .2% to 5,489. Cadbury (NYSE:CBY) fell as Nestle effectively dropped out of the bidding for the UK company by purchasing Kraf’t‘s (NYSE:KFT) pizza business for $3.7 billion

Data from Reuters and MarketWatch.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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