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Asian Markets Follow Wall Street's Plunge; Nikkei Down More Than 4 Pct.; Hang Seng Down 5 Pct.
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian markets plunged in early trading Wednesday, pulled down by a sharp decline on Wall Street overnight.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index fell 567.34 points, or 4.13 percent, to 13,178.16 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by midmorning. The Nikkei fell 0.82 percent Tuesday.