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Financial markets were thrown into disarray in Tokyo on Wednesday as Republican candidate Donald Trump secured victory in the U.S. presidential race, with the Nikkei stock index nose-diving by 5.36 percent and yen briefly surging against the dollar to the 101 range.

Panicked investors rushed to unwind bets they had piled on amid pre-vote predictions Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would win the presidency.

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