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Tokyo: Stocks drop 2.1% at open after Wall Street tanks

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 08:16

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Tokyo's benchmark stock index dropped 2.10 per cent at the open Monday on the back of a plunge in New York as worries about China's economy spark a global equities sell-off.

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark stock index dropped 2.10 per cent at the open Monday on the back of a plunge in New York as worries about China's economy spark a global equities sell-off.

The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which tumbled nearly 3.0 per cent on Friday, fell 408.52 points to 19,027.31 in the first few minutes of trading.

AFP

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