TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. boosts its earnings forecast some 42% over previous estimates for the six months through Sept. 30. The dramatic heightening of expectations is due in part to strong export sales and a weak yen exchange rate, officials say. The automaker now says it expects net profits for the fiscal year's first half to reach ¥170 billion (US$1.5 billion), 42% more than the originally anticipated ¥120 billion (US$1.1 million). Toyota expects sales to be up 4.4% over its ...
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