Nikkei slides 3.4 pct on econ worry, Toshiba sinks


(Adds stocks) TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average slid 3.4 percent on Friday, with Toshiba shares plunging on news that it may merge some chip operations with NEC , while a firmer yen and deepening recession worries hit other exporters. Nintendo Co tumbled after it cut its Wii game console sales target and profit forecasts. [ID:nT139304] Toyota Motor Corp fell after source said its annual operating loss is likely to be bigger than the automaker's latest forecast, though market ...

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