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Kuraray reports rise in profits and sales

12:32 AM MDT | August 6, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Kuraray reports an 11.1% rise in net profits for the quarter ended 30 June compared with the year-ago period, to ¥7.28 billion ($71 million). Sales in the quarter increased 12.9%, to ¥105.19 billion. The company says it has now changed its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December. During the April–June quarter, the company's operating environment was not affected by Japan's consumption tax hike in starting April, Kuraray says. Kuraray's vinyl acetate business reports a 13% rise in sales in the April–June quarter compared with the year-ago...

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