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Itochu Corp. has secured its position as the nation’s top trading giant — at least by some measures — as its emphasis on nonresource businesses helps it weather the coronavirus pandemic.

The company is set to earn twice the net income of key rival Mitsubishi Corp. in the fiscal year through March, according to filings from the companies. That will mark the first time time since 2015 it has edged out Mitsubishi to be the biggest trader by profit as the latter takes a hit from low coal and gas prices.

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