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Global downturn claims more victims

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Japan has added to the global economic crisis after Sony's profits dropped a massive 90% and Toshiba announced 4,500 job cuts ahead of expected heavy losses.

Meanwhile in Germany, unemployment rose sharply in December, and French workers are striking in their thousands over economy fears.

Nick Miles reports.

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