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How'd the markets do this week? (Hint: Not well)

It was a bad week for markets worldwide. Here's a snapshot of major world indexes for the week ending Nov. 9

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James Sciulli, a floor trader for Barclays, makes a final trade at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The S&P 500 index fell 2.43 per cent this week.


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The Times Square news scroller is seen through the window at the Nasdaq Market site in New York this past May, just before Facebook’s initial public offering. The Nasdaq dropped 2.6 per cent this week.


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The TMX Broadcast Centre in The Exchange Tower in Toronto is pictured. On Friday, the S&P/TSX index had fallen 2 per cent week over week.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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Ronnie Howard, right, of Barclays directs trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.1 per cent this week.

Henny Ray Abrams/AP

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At the London Stock Exchange, the FTSE 100 index fell nearly 4.7 per cent.

Sang Tan/The Associated Press

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A man holding an umbrella in the colours of the European Union enters the German chancellery in Berlin this past June. The Eurozone’s EURO STOXX50 index dropped 3.6 per cent this week.


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In Frankfurt, Germany, the DAX index dropped a whopping 3.7 per cent.


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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 3.3 per cent the week of Nov. 9.

Vincent Yu/AP

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People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 7, 2012. The Nikkei fell 2 per cent this week.

Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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The Australian Stock Exchange was one of few international outliers this week, with the S&P/ASX200 index rising half a percentage point.


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