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Komatsu to explore ways to tame extra costs from trade war

Construction machinery maker's chief worried about drawn-out US-China spat

Komatsu produces construction machinery and other products at 85 sites worldwide. (Photo by Masayuki Terazawa)   © Photo by Masayuki Terazawa

TOKYO -- Construction machinery maker Komatsu will have to take steps to rein in higher costs if the U.S.-China trade war persists, President Tetsuji Ohashi said Friday.

Cost increases tied to the trade friction will range between 4 billion yen and 5 billion yen ($35 million to $44 million) annually, the Japanese company estimates.

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