since april， the nikkei 225 stock index has jumped more than 35%， to about 10300， making it one of the world's best performers so far this year.
also weighing on sentiment were fears over bird flu and concerns of further share placements.
the impact of the general's dismissal on markets was swift.
市场忧虑内地将推出进一步的宏观调控措施，导致国企股持续下跌，h股指数下跌百分之5.36. mainland-backed stocks maintained their decline， with the h-share index falling 5.36 per cent on the prospect of further economic austerity measures.