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August 2011 stock markets fall

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Stock Market Crash Begins- August 8, 2011

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Mastercard on pace for worst day since August 2011

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US STOCK Market BUBBLE POPS: DOW JONES down 353 pts 6.20.13 / 560 in 2 dys PANIC

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'Stock markets? I've more faith in Las Vegas blackjack!'

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World Stock Markets Falling

The 'August 2011 stock markets fall' was the sharp drop in stock prices in August 2011 in stock exchanges across the United States, Middle East, Europe and Asia. This was due to fears of contagion of the European sovereign debt crisis to Spain and Italy, as well as concerns over France's current AAA rating, concerns over the slow economic growth of the United States and its credit rating being downgraded. Severe volatility of stock market indexes continued for the rest of the year.
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