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Huawei crackdown

Huawei's leading Japanese suppliers face $230m hit to profits

Loss of key client would hurt Murata, TDK and peers, research finds

The effective ban of U.S. technology sales to Huawei could hit Japanese suppliers hard.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The loss of sales to Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies would depress profits at four of Japan's biggest electronic parts suppliers by up to 25 billion yen ($230 million), research by Nikkei and Goldman Sachs finds.

The Trump administration's move last month to deny Huawei access to American technology have rattled its supply chain, which stretches from Asia to the U.S. to Europe and sustains its high market shares in smartphones and base towers.

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