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Asian Markets Down, Too

After a punishing day on Wall Street, markets on the other side of the globe followed suit when they opened with quick losses Tuesday morning. The Nikkei Average fell 2.2%, South Korea’s Kospi dropped by 2.3%, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was down by 2.1%. Regional financials and exporters led the fall, and energy producers plummeted along with crude oil prices.