Markets Reeling From Japan Crisis

Dow off more than 200 after Nikkei falls 11%
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2011 8:49 AM CDT
Markets Reeling From Japan Crisis
A man reacts while looking at a stock price board in a street, March 15, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. Japan's Nikkei stock index nose-dived nearly 11% Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

(Newser) – Stocks around the world plummeted today, thanks to huge losses in Japan, where the Nikkei Stock Average fell a whopping 11%, completing its biggest two-day drop since 1987. That prompted big Asian and European sell-offs, especially in Germany, where the DAX 30 fell 4.5% in interday trading. In the US, the Dow opened off 246 points, likewise, the S&P shed 33 and the Nasdaq fell 64, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Read more stock market stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.