TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Production at a major Nippon Steel Corp plant in central Japan was recovering faster than expected from an explosion earlier this month that shut down the plant, the world's second-biggest steel maker said on Thursday. The shutdown had disrupted the supply of sheet metal to auto makers such as Toyota Motor Corp and threatened to put a damper on the earnings of Nippon Steel, which is enjoying rising profits on the back of price increases and strong Chinese demand. ...
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