Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 5.1 percent

Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dived 5.1 percent to 16,132.25 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 2.6 percent to 4,946.70. Markets were also down in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and New Zealand. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea were closed for Lunar New Year holidays. Among banking stocks, National Bank of Australia was down 5.8 percent in Sydney and Mizuho...

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