Analysts are predicting Honda Motor Co. Ltd. will report record third-quarter profits next week, thanks largely to increased sales both in Japan and the U.S., and the weakness of the yen compared with other foreign currencies. Predictions by analysts range from ¥125 billion ($931 million) to ¥165 billion ($1.2 billion) in consolidated operating profit for the third quarter of 2001 (October-December), for an average of ¥149 billion ($1.11 billion), a 55% year-on-year jump. Although still ...

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