NEW YORK - Japan's massive earthquake
and devastating tsunami hit commodities prices on Friday, but
equity investors threw off their initial fears as they
reassessed damage to the world's third-largest economy.
Early in the session markets reeled as television images
revealed the destruction in Japan's north east after the
country's biggest earthquake on record left at least 1,000
But some viewed the market's reaction as having gone too
far too fast, and that a rebuilding of Japan could be good for
a wide range of markets.