Bridgestone sees 9 % sales rise in H1, but no rise in income

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Tokyo-Bridgestone Corp.’s first half results showed a net sales rise of 9 percent in the first half, to Â¥1256 200 million . The group’s H1 operating income remained static at $831.7 million-equivalent to that in H1 2004-while ordinary income increased 2 percent, to $800.9 million.

The tyre and rubber products group stressed a “defining trend” in the first half: “continued global upward movement in the cost of crude oil and other raw materials.”

Meanwhile, the Japanese economy continued to recover, the…

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