Saturday, March 12, 2011
Japan Quake Weighs on Financial Markets
VOAVideo: Japan Quake Weighs on Financial Markets
The worst quake to strike Japan in 140 years sent shock waves through financial markets around the world. The 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck toward the end of the Asian trading session, sending Japan's Nikkei index sharply lower, which caused a sell-off in global stock markets. Economists are still trying to gauge the financial damage from the massive quake.