Asia markets posted heavy losses Thursday. Europe is lower at midday, and futures are near...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asia markets posted heavy losses Thursday. Europe is lower at midday, and futures are near overnight lows.
Asia: Nikkei -2.64% to 9,094. Hang Seng -3.04% to 16,542. Shanghai -0.9% to 2,640. BSE Sensex -1.22% to 11,873.
Europe at midday: London +0.1%. Paris -0.4%. Frankfurt -0.5%.
Futures: Dow -0.4% to 8263. S&P -0.3% to 882.50. Nasdaq -0.15%.
Crude -2.2% to $56.75. Gold -0.3% to $923.80. 30-year Tsy +0.19%. 10-year +0.12%. Euro -0.1% vs. dollar. Yen +0.1%. Pound -0.4%.