Most markets in Asia were sharply lower.
The Nikkei fell 4.8% to 8,414,
The Hang Seng was off 2% to 13,681.
The Shanghai Composite fell 2% to 1,863.
In Europe, at the open, the FTSE was down .9% to 4,388. The Dax dropped .5% to 4,696. The CAC was off .5% to 3,229.
Data from Reuters and MarketWatch.
Douglas A. McIntyre