Nikkei down 1.7 pct on Wall St slip, Toyota slides

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(Updates to midmorning) TOKYO, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average fell broadly on Wednesday, slipping 1.7 percent, as investors sold Toyota Motor Corp and other carmakers after the world's biggest automaker forecast its first-ever annual operating loss. Bridgestone Corp skidded more than 4 percent after Japan's largest tyre maker cut its operating profit forecast for the year to Dec. 31 to 118 billion yen ($1.3 billion) from 155 billion yen, citing slumping sales in North ...

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