Japanese Shares Plunge Most Since Tsunami Aftermath

Japan’s Topix index slid more than 5 percent, the most since the aftermath of the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as financial companies plunged amid rising bond yields. The rout triggered a halt in Nikkei 225 Stock Average futures trading in Osaka. The yen rallied, snapping a two-day drop that took it to the weakest in more than four years.

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