Demand boosts Japanese profits

Singapore, Check Soh Hui; Kovac, Matt
August 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;8/14/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 31, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the profits posted by some Japanese chemical companies. Asahi Kasei posted a 12.4% increase in operating profit to Yen15.3 billion (€103.5 million/$132.9 million) in the three months ended June 2006, led by its key chemical and electronic materials and devices businesses. Mitsui Chemicals' operating income in the first quarter rose 4.3% from the same time last year to Yen16.7 billion, while sales expanded 15.7% to Yen401.9 billion.


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