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Business trends

On a roll, corporate Japan expecting bigger profits

Urban redevelopment, overseas demand point to record numbers

Tokyo's Marunouchi business district

TOKYO -- Already expecting record profits for the year through March 2018, Japan's listed companies are now raising their earnings forecasts for the half year through September, with some even hiking their full-year projections.

And with the fiscal six-month mark some 35 days away, more companies are expected to jump on the higher-projections bandwagon. This is especially true in the initially cautious machinery, electronics and automobile sectors.

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