Asian markets shrugged off the Federal Reserve's funding plan and Wall Street's slight closing gains on Thursday, as the major indices plunged in the worst regionwide selloff so far this month.In Hong Kong and Japan, the Hang Seng and Nikkei finished at their lowest levels so far for December. The Hang Seng tumbled 776 points, or 2.7%, to 27,744, while the Nikkei dived 395 points, or 2.5%, to 15,536, led by big losses in financials Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU - Get Report) and Mizuho Financial (MFG). The Taiwanese Taiex ended 302 points, or 3.6% lower, at 8187, its lowest level since the subprime crisis hit in mid-August.
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