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Tokyo: Nikkei plunges almost 8% in Brexit bloodbath

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark stock index nosedived almost eight per cent Friday as Britain's decision to leave the European Union sparked a market bloodbath.

The Nikkei 225 plunged 7.92 per cent, or 1,286.33 points, to 14,952.02 in its biggest one-day plunge since Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares dived 7.26 per cent, or 94.23 points, to 1,204.48 by the close.


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