fears of instability in the euro bloc

Italian turmoil hits global markets, sending stocks plunging

Stocks fell in Asia on Wednesday after turbulent sessions in the U.S. and Europe as Italy’s political predicament stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index dropped 1.5 percent to 22,013.86. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 1.8 percent to 2,412.06. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong slipped 1.2 percent … Continue reading Italian turmoil hits global markets, sending stocks plunging