UPDATE 2-Bridgestone says fire to cut 2003 profit by 2.5%

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(Adds earnings revision, details) TOKYO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Bridgestone Corp , Japan's biggest tyre maker, said on Wednesday damage from a recent fire at one of its nine domestic plants would shave around 2.5 percent off its group net profit this year. Bridgestone now expects the profit to total 78 billion yen for 2003 instead of the 80 billion yen it forecast last month. It said the Tochigi plant, which accounts for 13 percent of Bridgestone's Japanese output, would not resume full ...

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