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An investor smiles in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai...An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

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An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China

Share traders dressed in carnival costumes work a their desks in front of the DAX index at the stock exchange on Shrove Tuesday in Frankfurt...Share traders dressed in carnival costumes work a their desks in front of the DAX index at the stock exchange on Shrove Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany February 9, 2016. Frankfurt's bourse traders follow a long tradition by wearing carnival costumes on Shrove Tuesday.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Share traders dressed in carnival costumes work a their desks in front of the DAX index at the stock exchange on Shrove Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany. Frankfurt’s bourse traders follow a long tradition by wearing carnival costumes on Shrove Tuesday 

stock markets fall sharply...epa05140690 Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 03 February 2016. Japan's market plummeted following sharp declines in US stocks and after crude oil prices tumbled below 30 dollars per barrel. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 559.43 points, or 3.15 per cent, to end at 17,191.25.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Franck Robichon/EPA

Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo. Japan‘s market plummeted following sharp declines in US stocks and after crude oil prices tumbled below 30 dollars per barrel

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, August 25, 2015

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An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China today. China stocks slumped about 4 percent on Tuesday, touching eight-month lows, as investors dumped shares after a grim “Black Monday” that battered global markets but failed to prompt fresh rescue measures from Beijing.

Rain drops on a car window reflect a woman walking past a stock index board in Tokyo...Rain drops on a car window reflect a woman walking past a stock index board in Tokyo October 2, 2013. The Nikkei stock average fell to a two-week low on Wednesday, having failed to maintain earlier gains in a choppy session, after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus package unveiled the previous day offered little impetus for fresh buying. The image was rotated 180 degrees.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Rain drops on a car window reflect a woman walking past a stock index board in Tokyo. The Nikkei stock average fell to a two-week low on Wednesday, having failed to maintain earlier gains in a choppy session, after Japan‘s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s stimulus package unveiled the previous day offered little impetus for fresh buying. The image was rotated 180 degrees.