Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to a fresh 16-month low in heavy trade on Friday, and posted the biggest weekly drop since 2008 as investors scrambled to dump risky assets.
Hong Kong shares plunged on Thursday led by mainland-related stocks, with the Hang Seng Index marking its worst daily performance since August.
Japan's Nikkei share average closed at its lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday as worries about the health of global banks and economic growth intensified.
Japan's Nikkei share average posted its biggest daily drop in nearly three years on Tuesday, with banks taking the brunt of the sell-off, while a stronger yen dragged down stocks across the board.
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Tokyo shares on Monday soared to near one-month highs in heavy volume as the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to adopt negative interest rates spurred further buying.
The Bank of Japan ramped up its aggressive stimulus campaign on Friday, adding negative interest rates on central banks deposits to its massive asset-buying programme, stunning financial markets that expected no action or a moderate increase in asset purchases.
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Japanese stocks rose on Monday after a sharp rebound in crude oil prices helped global market sentiment, but traders cautioned that the gains could be a temporary, technical bounce rather the start of a sustainable recovery.
Hong Kong shares enjoyed some respite from a savage selloff in recent weeks, with the benchmark Hang Seng Index jumping nearly 3 percent.
Euro and Japanese stocks joined the growing list of bear markets getting slammed around the globe. By definition a bear market is a 20% retreat from the peak.
China shares plunged Thursday, as widening losses in Hong Kong and signs of lessening intervention by Beijing spooked investors.
Hong Kong stocks hit a 3 1/2 -year low and Japan's Nikkei closed in bear market territory, as this year's global selloff resumed in the region.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei share average tumbled to a fresh 14-1/2 month low as global markets were battered by plunging crude prices.
Hong Kong's benchmark index dropped to its lowest level in more than three years on Monday, with investors' risk appetites soured by resumed declines in oil prices plus Friday's tumbles for share prices in the United States and Europe.
Japanese stocks fell on Monday amid continued unease over China's economic outlook and the slide in crude oil prices.
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Chinese stock trading has been temporarily suspended for the second time this week after "circuit breakers" kicked in following a steep plunge.