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[$$] Wall Street claws back losses after global sell-off

Robin Wigglesworth in New York, Adam Samson in London and Hudson Lockett in Hong Kong

The US S&P 500 tumbled as much as 2.9 per cent at one point, sending investors scrambling for safer assets, but clawed its way back to end the day off 0.2 per cent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.3 per cent, after falling as much as 3.1 per cent, while the Nasdaq eked out a 0.4 per cent gain by day’s end. The turbulence sent investors scrambling for the safety of highly rated government debt, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield down to a four-month low of 2.82 per cent, before settling at 2.90 per cent, down 2 basis points for the day.