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Prices dive in 2015 on falling demand, Chinese supply glut

Falling prices for LCD panels have lowered the cost of TVs in Japan.

TOKYO -- Prices of liquid crystal display panels mainly for televisions and computers have plunged this year, sapped by the ruinous combination of expanding supplies and waning sales.

     Chinese LCD panel makers have been aggressively adding production capacity while demand for consumer electronics has turned lackluster in emerging economies.

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