JAPAN: Daiei gains in the first quarter
Shares in Japanese supermarket retailer Daiei's have risen sharply after the retailer reported a first quarter operating profit increase of 32.8% to CNY12.72bn (US$1.59bn), compared to the same period last year.
According to a report in AFX Asia, the company's stock was up 4.6% at CNY2,165. The result was despite a revenue decrease to CNY334.77bn in the quarter, from CNY424.95bn in Q1 2005.
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