Tokyo trading halted as Brexit leads to over 8% plunge in futures

Pedestrians waiting to cross a road in front of an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday (June 24).
Pedestrians waiting to cross a road in front of an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday (June 24).PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

TOKYO (Reuters) - Trading was briefly halted for Japan's Nikkei futures on Friday (June 24) as global equity markets plunged on fears that Britain would leave the European Union.

Trading will resume after a 10-minute break. The Nikkei futures were down 8.1 per cent.