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…