Japan’s exports rose more than forecast in December, reaching the highest level in six years and paring a record annual trade deficit caused by energy purchases and a surge in imports before April’s sales-tax increase. Overseas shipments climbed 12.9 percent from a year earlier, the finance ministry reported Monday, compared with the median estimate for […]
Honda Motors has reported a four-fold increase in earnings during the first quarter as it continued to recover from last year’s natural disasters. Net profit was 131.7bn yen ($1.7bn; £1.1bn) in the April to June period, up from 31.7bn yen a year earlier. To continue reading this article, please go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19059214 .