Asian markets fall as global selloff continues

Asian stock markets opened lower Friday following a bruising selloff in global markets during the previous session.

Beaten-down Wall Street slammed by recession fears (Reuters)

Reuters – Rising fears of another recession hammered U.S.

Here we go again: Another big down day for Dow (AP)

AP – Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks Thursday and triggered a global sell-off in stocks.

Here we go again: Another big down day for Dow (AP)

AP – Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks Thursday and triggered a global sell-off in stocks.

What moved and why on a big day for the markets (AP)

AP – The Dow Jones industrial average fell 419 points Thursday, but that was only part of the story on a head-spinning day in the financial markets. Here’s a quick guide to what moved and why.

What moved and why on a big day for the markets (AP)

AP – The Dow Jones industrial average fell 419 points Thursday, but that was only part of the story on a head-spinning day in the financial markets. Here’s a quick guide to what moved and why.

TSX ends down 3 percent on recession, bank fears (Reuters)

Reuters – Toronto’s main stock index closed more than 3 percent lower on Thursday as growing fears about a new recession and the likelihood that the European financial crisis might spread to the U.S. banking sector unnerved investors.

Fear Factors: 5 Drivers of Today’s Stock Market Decline (Time.com)

Time.com – The Dow Jones industrial average was down 500 points in mid-morning trading, as investors once again have that “here we go again” feeling in the pit of their stomachs. So what’s driving the stock market today?

Fear Factors: 5 Drivers of Today’s Stock Market Decline (Time.com)

Time.com – The Dow Jones industrial average was down 500 points in mid-morning trading, as investors once again have that “here we go again” feeling in the pit of their stomachs.

Stocks sink on economic mess

Turmoil returned to U.S. stock markets at Thursday’s open as renewed concerns about the U.S