Market mayhem: Tech stocks on a rollercoaster

UPDATE: World markets continue to slide, fuelling a re-evaluation of the high-tech sector

Last updated: Thu, 20th Apr 2000

It's been a hair-raising ride over the last few days for investors on both sides of the Atlantic, with tech shares on Nasdaq and techMARK indices unable to regain stability.

The slide began with the US Department of Justice's decision against Microsoft 4 April, triggering the tech-heavy Nasdaq's biggest ever one-day decline. Conditions have been exacerbated by fears that the Internet bubble has finally burst, but industry analysts still say the setbacks are temporary.



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