A Japanese businessman looks back a digital stock indicator in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. Japanese stocks sank Monday to their lowest finish in nearly five years on growing worries about a global economic slump despite the passage of a U.S. financial bailout package. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 465.05 points, or 4.25 percent, to close at 10,473.09 — its lowest finish since February 2004. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
plunged Monday as investors took scant comfort from Washington's passage of a $700 billion bank bailout and focused instead on deepening financial turmoil in Europe that threatens to slow global growth.