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Global Markets Update: Kim Jong il's Death Roils Asian Markets

Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 5:10 AM ET

U.S. futures are mixed. More gainers than decliners in Europe even though Fitch says a solution to the crisis is technically and politically beyond reach. The ECB announces plans to launch a 3 year liquidity operation on Wednesday. The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong il shakes already nervous Asian markets, as his son Kim Jong un takes over.