Tokyo's Nikkei goes bearish, falls more than 10%

Tokyo's Nikkei goes bearish, falls more than 10% amid global rout on coronavirus

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past an electric board showing the Nikkei 225 index on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on March 13, 2020. (Credit: AFP Photo)

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index fell more than 10 percent on Friday, amid a rout on global equity markets over mounting recession fears linked to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Nikkei 225 index was down 10.06 percent or 1,867.64 points, to 16,691.98 after 90 minutes of trade, while the broader Topix was down 9.38 percent or 124.55 points, at 1,203.33.

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