Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Day 88: It's going down

graphic from the Times today

"In Tokyo, the largest Asian stock market, the benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 4.95 percent to 11,609.72, a three-year low. The broader Topix index fell 5.07 percent to 1,117.57.

Elsewhere in Asia, the Kospi index in Seoul, South Korea, fell 6.1 percent, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed down 5.44 percent to an almost two-year low. Taiwan’s leading index fell 4.9 percent, its lowest in three years, while Shanghai’s composite index dropped 4.5 percent.

The drops followed a dismal Monday on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones industrial average made its biggest one-day decline since the trading following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."

1 comment:

The Vespers said...

I'm going to start keeping mine in a sock under the bed.