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The benchmark Nikkei stock index tumbled to its lowest close since December on Wednesday after shedding 369 points amid renewed turmoil in global credit markets.

The 225-issue Nikkei stock average plunged 369.00 points, or 2.19 percent, to end at 16,475.61, its lowest since Dec. 8, when it closed at 16,417.82.

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