URGENT: Nikkei extends losses in morning, down over 2%

Economy

The Nikkei stock index extended losses Friday morning, dropping over 2 percent on reports that Europe's largest nuclear plant in Ukraine was on fire following an attack by Russian forces. The Nikkei index briefly fell below the 26,000 line. Decliners were led by glass and ceramic product, transportation equipment, and chemical issues.

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