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Japanese companies report improved earnings

6:56 AM MDT | May 23, 2014 | —Deepti Ramesh

Most of the leading Japanese chemical companies report improved earnings and sales for the fiscal year, ended 31 March. Only Mitsui Chemicals has reported a loss. Figures for the fourth quarter have not been disclosed. The world economy gradually recovered during the fiscal year despite instability in emerging nations’ economies and largely because of the improved European economy and recovered demand on the back of firm employment in the United States, Japanese companies say. Production and employment improved in Japan because of a correction to the...

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