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The Nikkei stock index plunged on Thursday, falling below 26,000 for the first time since November 2020, as Russia launched a major attack against Ukraine, raising concerns over the outlook for energy prices and the impact on the global economy.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 478.79 points, or 1.81%, from Tuesday at 25,970.82, its lowest closing level since Nov. 20, 2020. Japanese financial markets were closed Wednesday for a national holiday. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 23.50 points, or 1.25%, lower at 1,857.58.

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