Nikkei tumbles 2.1 pct, exporters hit by yen

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(Updates to midmorning) TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average fell 2.1 percent on Friday, led down by blue-chip exporters such as Sony Corp on a stronger yen, record oil prices and steep losses on Wall Street. Financial shares also slid, with top lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group down 3.2 percent, after Goldman Sachs forecast more write-downs at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch & Co . A broad sell-off in the Tokyo market, which extended its losses for a seventh day, came ...

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