January 9, 2016 8:58 AM EST

Chinese markets had a turbulent week, with massive sell-offs triggering trading halts not once, but twice. Friday brought signs of a turnaround, but uncertainty over the state of the world’s second-largest economy still took a toll on stock markets from Asia to the U.S.

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