Shanghai, Tokyo shares plunge in opening trade

India TV News Desk [ Updated: August 25, 2015 9:21 IST ]

Chinese stocks slid further on Tuesday amid a global rout.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened at 3,004.13 points, down 6.41 percent, following the 8.49-percent loss on Monday. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 6.91 percent lower at 10,212.47 points, reported Xinhua news agency.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 7.27 percent lower at 1,996.04 points.

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