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Thursday
Aug042011

Asian Markets Drop Sharply following Wall Street Fall

Comstock/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- Asian stock markets plummeted upon opening Friday in the wake of Wall Street's worst day since the 2008 financial crisis.

Markets in Japan, South Korea and Australia fell between 2.4 and 4.2 percent in morning trading.

The Nikkei 225 index dropped 4.1 percent shortly after opening -- its biggest drop since the March tsunami.

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