UPDATE 2-Bridgestone cuts 2006 profit forecast by 35 pct


(Adds analyst comment, share reaction for European tyre makers) By Edwina Gibbs TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) - Bridgestone Corp. , Japan's biggest tyre maker, on Tuesday slashed its annual profit forecast for the current year by 35 percent, saying the rising costs of natural rubber, oil and other raw materials would hurt more than expected. Also citing a special loss related to the closure of a U.S. plant in Oklahoma city, Bridgestone said it was now likely to make 65 billion yen ($561 ...

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