Stock markets around the world saw sharp falls Friday, with investors worrying over a potential trade war.
Asia markets closed sharply lower with the Nikkei 225 falling 4.5 percent after dropping to its lowest levels in more than five months. The Japanese benchmark also fell 4.88 percent for the week. Major exporters were downbeat, with Honda Motor falling 5.27 percent and Sony losing 2.73 percent.
The broader Topix lost 3.62 percent amid a broad-based sell-off. The Topix machinery and mining indexes were among the biggest losers, falling 5.62 percent and 4.45 percent, respectively.
Greater China markets skidded, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng closing down 2.45 percent, the Shanghai composite dropping 3.38 percent to close at 3,153.09 and the Shenzhen composite losing 4.49 percent to end at 1,766.61.