Asia's markets dropped strongly on Tuesday, but Europe is above breakeven at midday, and futures...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asia's markets dropped strongly on Tuesday, but Europe is above breakeven at midday, and futures are flat after a U.S. pullback Monday.
Asia: Nikkei -1.4% to 10212. Hang Seng -1.9% to 22170. Shanghai -2.8% to 3021. BSE -2.3% to 16353.
Europe at midday: FTSE +0.4% to 5213. CAC +0.3% to 3757. DAX +0.3% to 5659.
Futures: Dow +0.1% to 9853. S&P +0.1% to 1067. Nasdaq flat. Crude +0.6% to $79.18. Gold -0.3% to $1,040. Dec. 10-year note +0.13%. Euro +0.2% vs. dollar. Yen +0.3%. Pound +0.8%.