Asian shares have fallen, tracking declines in the US and Europe, amid fears that the financial crisis is spreading to bigger economies.
Japan's Nikke 225 index fell 1.8%, South Korea's Kospi slid 3.8%, and Australia's ASX lost 0.8%.
The latest sell-off was triggered by rumours that France may become the next country to lose its triple A credit rating.
There was also speculation that one of its biggest banks was in trouble.
Analysts have warned that markets are likely to remain volatile in coming sessions.
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