Asahi Kasei reports huge rise in profits; moves ahead with Mitsubishi Chemical cracker JV

11:02 AM | August 2, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei reports a more than six-fold increase in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥19.6 billion ($198 million). Sales increased 17.8%...