UPDATE 1-Honda Q4 tumbles, sees yen hitting hard in 2008


(Adds details) TOKYO, April 25 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co posted a much bigger than expected 85.6 percent tumble in quarterly net profit on Friday, and forecast a weak year ahead hit by a stronger yen, rising commodities prices and a soft U.S. car market. In the past year, Honda, Japan's second-biggest automaker and the world's top motorcycle maker, has been hit by a gain of around 10 percent in the yen versus the dollar, which erodes the value of its exports and repatriated earnings. ...

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