The $2.08tril wiped off global equity markets on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union was the biggest daily loss ever, trumping the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis and the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987, according to Standard & Poor's Dow Jones Indices.
Markets in mainland Europe were hit the worst, with Milan and Madrid each down more than 12% for their biggest losses ever. Britain's benchmark FTSE 100 was down nearly 9% at one point on Friday, but rallied to close down 3.15%.
The route started in Asia, with the Nikkei down 7.9%, and carried over into Wall Street as the S&P 500 fell 3.6%.
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