Asian markets closed mixed, but Europe is trending down and U.S. futures are following suit....

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian markets closed mixed, but Europe is trending down and U.S. futures are following suit.
Asia: Nikkei +1% to 9,866. Hang Seng -2.3% to 18,253. Shanghai +0.5% to 2,768. BSE -2.9% to 14,666.
Europe at midday: London -1.1%. Paris -1.6%. Frankfurt -1.5%.
Futures: Dow -0.8%. S&P -0.9%. Nasdaq -1%. Crude -1.3% to $67.56. Gold -1.4% to $949.30.