Asian markets closed mostly up. European markets and U.S. futures are off to a weak start. In...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian markets closed mostly up. European markets and U.S. futures are off to a weak start.
In Asia, Nikkei +2.15% to 9,796. Hang Seng +2.1% to 18,275. Shanghai +0.1% to 2,925. BSE -0.5% to 14,346.
In Europe at midday, London -0.75%. Paris -1.3%. Frankfurt -1.4%.
U.S. futures: Dow -0.1%. S&P -0.04%. Nasdaq -0.2%. Crude +0.6% to $69.07. Gold -0.1% to $933.40.