Nikkei down 2 pct; financials, exporters lead fall

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TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average fell 2 percent on Tuesday, led lower by financial shares after concerns about more credit and housing market turmoil battered their counterparts on Wall Street. Exporters like Honda Motor Co Ltd also fell sharply amid growing uncertainty over the outlook for the global economy. As of 0046 GMT, the benchmark Nikkei had shed 270.56 points to 13,083.22, while the broader Topix declined 2.2 percent to 1,271.81. (Reporting by Taiga Uranaka)

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