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Bridgestone COO Akihiro Eto Comments on Downward Revision to Full-Year Forecast

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently revealed that it has made a downward revision to its projected full-year results for calendar 2019. Compared to the company’s initial forecast for the year, this new forecast sees projected sales down by 70 billion yen ($656.74 million). Projected operating income, meanwhile, is down by 35 billion yen from the earlier forecast, projected ordinary income is...

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BASF Opens New Creation Center in Yokohama

BASF SE recently announced that it has opened a Creation Center in Japan, establishing this as part of its existing Yokohama Innovation Center (YIC). The new center will serve to take customer concepts and ideas and turn these into more concrete solutions. Set to focus on the likes of resin- and urethane-based materials, the new Creation Center will provide resources...

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Sumitomo Rubber Speeds up Development Efforts Based on Smart Tyre Concept

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is looking to accelerate the development of safe, eco-friendly products under its Smart Tyre Concept, pushing forward with this as part of a broader effort toward technological innovation. President Satoru Yamamoto said that Sumitomo Rubber in 2020 will look to embody Performance Sustaining Technology – one of five tenets under the Smart Tyre Concept –...

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Bridgestone Makes Downward Revision to 2019 Forecast

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has made a downward revision to its projected business results for calendar 2019. This was prompted by a number of changes in both external conditions and market trends. For the full year, Bridgestone now expects to see sales total 3.62 trillion yen, down 1.9 percent from an initial forecast of 3.69 trillion yen....

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Zeon Sees Sluggish Q1 Sales for Automotive, Industrial Products

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently revealed its business results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, showing downward trends to financial indicators. The company’s overall sales came to 82.42 billion yen ($781.76 million) for the quarter, down 1.5 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, its operating income was down 1.6 percent to 8.33 billion yen, with ordinary income down 10.3 percent to 8.64 billion...

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JSR Posts 7.8% Decrease in Elastomer Division Sales Revenue for Q1

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently posted results showing a year-on-year decrease to sales and profits for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Overall, the company achieved sales revenue of 119.5 billion yen ($1.13 billion) for the quarter, down 2.3 percent from the same quarter last year; operating profit of 10.04 billion yen, down 12.6 percent; and net profit of 7.29 billion...

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