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Hitachi Construction shares jump 7% on commodities rally

Higher coal prices revive investment for mining gear in Indonesia and Russia

An excavator and dump truck at work at a mine: Hitachi Construction Machinery upgraded its forecast for full-year net profit thanks to a rebound in infrastructure projects and rising commodity prices. (Photo courtesy of Hitachi Construction Machinery)

TOKYO -- Hitachi Construction Machinery shares climbed 7% on Wednesday after the company released first-half earnings that beat market expectations and included an upgraded profit forecast.

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