Supported by robust exports to cover sluggish domestic sales, Nissan Motor Co. Monday reported nonconsolidated pretax profits Monday of 45.36 billion yen, up 46.7 percent from a year earlier, for the first half of the 1997 business year, which ended Sept. 30.

The company also said it would give dividends of 3 yen per share for the term — its first semiannual dividends in six years.

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