Three of the nation’s major electronics firms posted mixed business results for the first half of the 1997 business year through September 30.

Despite sluggish sales of air conditioners and television sets, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. reported strong profit gains for the April-September period, with its pretax profit rising 28 percent to 67.6 billion yen. Supported by brisk sales of digital video cameras and notebook personal computers, the overall sales revenue of the Osaka-based consumer electronics giant increased 6 percent to 2.4 trillion yen, the company said. Its operating profit rose 38 percent to 51.1 billion yen, it said.

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