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Japan's listed emerging businesses see 12% profit jump

Fifth straight year of growth propelled by robotics, biotech

New hamburger offerings have served McDonald's Japan well. The company expects net profit to nearly quadruple year on year.

TOKYO -- Companies listed on Japan's stock markets for startups expect net profit to grow an average of 12% in fiscal 2017 amid strong demand in such areas as robotics and biomedical technology.

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