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Asia Ends Mostly Lower; Nikkei Plunges 3.8%

Asian markets finished mostly lower Wednesday, following overnight losses at Wall Street, as concerns about an early pullback of the Fed's asset purchase program continued to hurt sentiment.

Japan's Nikkei tumbled 3.7% after the prime minister’s strategy to revitalize the economy failed to impress investors.  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised on Wednesday to double inward investment, raise personal incomes by one-third and cut red tape to make his country the best place in the world to do business.