Mazda Motor Corp. reports improved financial results for the April-June period, the fiscal year’s first quarter. The auto maker credits strong sales of new products, especially in Europe, for a 10.4% increase in revenue over like-2002, to ¥571.9 billion ($4.76 billion) from ¥517.9 billion ($4.3 billion). Global sales grew 10% to 245,000 units, on a 34% sales gain in Europe to 57,000 vehicles. Sales increased 2.9% in Japan but decreased slightly in North America, to 77,000 units.

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