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Jul 29, 2015

Tepco's quarterly profit triples as fuel prices plunge

Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, said its first-quarter operating profit tripled as a drop in fuel prices helped cut costs. Tepco, as Japan’s biggest utility is known, posted an operating profit of ¥228.3 billion ($1.85 billion) ...

Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50%

Jul 29, 2015

Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50%

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday that its net profit soared 57 percent from a year ago, mainly thanks to a tax accounting change as the electronics giant continues to reshape its business. The Osaka-based firm’s earnings for the three months to June ...

Jul 29, 2015

Nissan profits beat estimates as deliveries increase in U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. reported profits that beat analyst estimates as deliveries increased in the U.S., its biggest market. Net income rose to ¥152.8 billion ($1.2 billion) in the quarter ended June from ¥112.1 billion a year earlier, Nissan said on Wednesday. That exceeded the ...

Jul 29, 2015

Retail sales fall for first time in three months

Retail sales nationwide declined for the first time in three months in June, sapping an economy that analysts say struggled last quarter amid sluggish exports and production. Sales slid 0.8 percent from May, when they gained 1.7 percent, government data released on Wednesday show. ...

Tokyo smartphone bills fourth highest in the world

Jul 29, 2015

Tokyo smartphone bills fourth highest in the world

The average monthly smartphone bill in Tokyo is the fourth most expensive among seven major cities in the world, according to a study by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. The monthly bill for a 2-gigabyte data communications plan stood at ¥7,022 in Tokyo. ...