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Japan Inc. net profit jumps 25% in October-December

Weaker yen, resource price recovery boost earnings

Japan Inc.'s streamlining efforts and acquisition drives are starting to show up in earnings growth.

TOKYO -- The net profit of major Japanese listed companies rose 25% on the year in the October-December quarter, thanks largely to the sharp weakening of the yen since the fall and recovery in resource prices.

The Nikkei compiled results announced by companies that close their books in March. The data includes Toshiba's estimate released Tuesday and excludes financial institutions.

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