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Tokyo: Stocks dive more than 3%, extending global slump


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks dropped more than three per cent on Friday, after European and US stocks suffered big drops as volatility continued to dog equity markets.

The benchmark Nikkei index fell 3.19 per cent, or 698.26 points, to 21,192.60 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 3.05 per cent, or 53.88 points, at 1,711.81.


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