Jittery investors in Asian markets dumped stocks, with regional indexes suffering significant losses today. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 Average pared an 11.4% decline to 9.6%, while the broader Topix was down 7.1%. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index dropped 7.2%, and the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index tumbled 7.9%. China's Shanghai Composite slid 3.6%, the Straits Times Index in Singapore lost 7.6% and Mumbai's Sensex was down 8.9% after paring earlier losses. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gave up 8.3%, New Zealand's NZX 50 index dropped 4.7% and South Korea's Kospi fell 4.1%.

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