Japan's Nikkei Plunges on Tech, Telecom Losses

Europe markets finish mixed; Canada shares end in the red

Asian markets ended Thursday's session mixed. The Nikkei plunged 269.51 points, or 2.36%, to 11,126.92 -- the lowest close since Oct. 23, 1984. The market was pulled down largely by tech, telecom and export-related shares. In Hong Kong, the market added 156.81 points, or 1.40%, to 11,345.38.

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