China Worries Worsen Asian Plunge
Asia-Pacific markets last year were propped up by investor confidence that China and its hot economy would offset negative impact from any slowdown in the U.S. That Chinese life raft is now seriously leaking. Stock markets throughout Asia took a hammering on Jan. 21. And with the U.S. futures markets expecting a 500-point plunge in the Dow Jones industrial average when American markets reopen, the rout continued on Jan. 22 in Asia as worries about a recession in the U.S. and a slowdown in China continued to scare away investors.
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