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There was no respite for Asian investors Friday as most regional markets suffered more losses, with Tokyo tanking 3% and technology firms taking another hiding after Apple's shock revenue warning.
The Nikkei 225 Stock Average plunged below the 20 000 level and entered bear market territory, as Japanese equities headed for their worst December on record.
As an uncertainty-filled 2016 comes to an end, we look back at how the world's markets performed over the past 12 months.
Tokyo's key Nikkei index plunged more than 3% in opening trade Friday, hit by a surge in the yen and sell-offs on Wall Street amid worries over the US economy.
In Asian markets trading on Tuesday, the mainland Chinese equity benchmark fell by 2.31% while the Hang Seng dropped 2.02%. In Japan, the Nikkei lost 1.09%.
Nikkei index has ended above 19 000 points for the first time in 15 years as foreign investors pile into Japanese stocks, while factory robotics Fanuc surged.
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