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Tokyo: Nikkei plunges 3% after US selloff


[TOKYO] Tokyo's Nikkei plunged more than three per cent at the start of trade on Wednesday, after a punishing session on Wall Street that saw major US indices wipe out all their 2018 gains.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 3.19 per cent or 706.12 points to 21,386.06 shortly after the open, while the broader Topix index was down 2.62 per cent or 43.32 points, to 1,608.75.


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