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Yaskawa Electric's profit surges 150% for April-September

Company bullish on robotics demand amid reforms in Japan, wage growth in China

TOKYO -- Yaskawa Electric's group net profit jumped 150% on the year in the April-September half to 21 billion yen ($184 million), the company said Monday, topping records for that six-month period thanks to booming sales of industrial robots in China, Japan and the U.S.

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