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Surprise -- Canon's earnings strongly rebound

Camera sales to rise for first time in five years; copiers also selling well

TOKYO -- Canon's earnings have found a solid upward trajectory as the company's long-struggling office equipment and camera businesses rebound with surprising vigor.

The company on Thursday upgraded its forecasts for group earnings for 2017 following a similar revision in April. Canon is now looking for a sharp rise in both sales and profits.

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