Asian markets closed down, China heavily so. Despite Asian jitters, European markets are trading...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian markets closed down, China heavily so. Despite Asian jitters, European markets are trading up and U.S. futures are weakly positive.
In Asia, Nikkei -1.4% to 10,435. Hang Seng -3% to 20,435. Shanghai -4.7% to 3,113. BSE -0.4% to 15,020.
In Europe at midday, London +0.6%. Paris +0.6%. Frankfurt +0.7%.
Futures: Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.25%. Crude +0.2% to $69.62. Gold flat.