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Business trends

Japan Inc. projects first profit dip in years from China slump

Makers of cars, auto parts and electronics downgrade fiscal 2019 outlooks

A Tokyo harbor. Though many Japanese companies still see clear skies, trouble from the Chinese slowdown looks set to ripple out further.
Though many Japanese companies still see clear skies, trouble from the Chinese slowdown could cause further ripples in the global economy.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Corporate Japan's winning streak is set to stumble for the first time in three years as automakers, electronic parts suppliers and other companies downgrade their profit forecasts for the year through March owing to China's slowdown.

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