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Spirits giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. believes the worst is over as nations ease social distancing measures, allowing bars and restaurants to reopen after months of curbs that hit its business.

“Cities are slowly starting to reopen, and business is starting to get better,” said Suntory’s CEO Takeshi Niinami, who thinks his firm’s global sales hit bottom last month. It could take more than six months for business to return to normal, he said, provided there is no second wave of coronavirus infections.

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