Bridgestone 2002 profit up 161% on strong exports


TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Bridgestone Corp , Japan's largest tyre maker, reported a 161 percent rise in group net profit for 2002 on Friday, confirming a comeback from a tyre recall scandal that nearly destroyed its U.S. Firestone brand. Brisk exports helped Bridgestone post a consolidated net profit of 45.38 billion yen ($383.4 million) for the calendar year, or 51.97 yen per share, compared with the previous year's profit of 17.39 billion yen. Revenues rose 5.3 percent to 2.248 ...

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