Asia markets were sharply lower Thursday, with the exception of Shanghai. In Europe, stocks are...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asia markets were sharply lower Thursday, with the exception of Shanghai. In Europe, stocks are under pressure at midday, as are U.S. futures in the premarket.
Asia: Nikkei -1.3% to 9549. Hang Seng -0.9% to 22643. Shanghai +0.5% to 3321. BSE -1.3% to 16786.
Europe at midday: FTSE -0.6% to 5311. CAC -1% to 3790. DAX -0.8% to 5740.
Futures Dow -0.7% at 10332. S&P -0.9% to 1098.50. Nasdaq -0.8%. Jan. crude -0.9% to $79.36. Dec. gold -0.6% to $1,134.50. 30-year Tsy +0.21% to 120-24. 10-year +0.09%. Euro -0.5% vs. dollar. Yen +0.6%. Pound -0.5%.