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Europe stocks end mostly lower; Canada shares finish with losses

Asian stocks finished sharply lower. Japan's Nikkei 225 index skidded 554.46 points, or 5.09% -- the biggest one-day percentage fall since the September 11 attacks -- to 10,335.16. Traders put the onus on a steep midweek drop on Wall Street, a strong yen, and worries over bellwether Sony's (SNE ) earnings.

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