- Japan govt. posted Oct-Dec corporate profits to bounce back.
- Pretax profits of domestic companies were down just 0.7 percent from a year earlier.
- The pace of decline slowed down significantly compared to a 28.4 percent tumble in the July-September quarter.
- Corporate sales in Japan dipped 4.5 percent, down for the sixth successive quarter.
Tags : JAPAN GOVERNMENT, PRETAX PROFITS, JAPAN CORPORATE SALES, JAPAN FINANCE MINISTRY, JAPAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES,