Nissan Reports 38% Rise in Profit

Nissan’s profit for the July-September quarter zoomed 38 percent higher on healthy sales in China, the U.S. and Europe, prompting the automaker to raise its full-year projections.

Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan Motor Co. reported Monday a fiscal second quarter profit of 172.8 billion yen ($1.4 billion), up from 124.9 billion yen the year before.

Quarterly sales at the Japanese automaker allied with Renault SA of France rose 13 percent to 3.034 trillion yen ($25.2 billion).

Nissan now expects a 535 billion yen ($4.4 billion) profit for the full year through March 2016, which would be an increase of nearly 17 percent from the previous year.

It credited strong sales, cost cuts and a favorable exchange rate. The maker of the Leaf electric car and Infiniti luxury models had earlier expected a 485 billion yen ($4 billion) profit for the fiscal year.

“We are increasing our financial forecast for the full year as our product offensive, our continued financial discipline and the ongoing benefits of our alliance strategy is delivering better-than-expected results,” said Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn, who also heads Renault.

Ghosn said the strong overseas markets compensated for sales losses in Japan, which has been stagnating for years.

via Mainichi

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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