(Recasts, adds company, analyst comment, capex plans, byline) By Daniel Hauck TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Top Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone Corp said on Friday that brisk exports helped its net profit surge 161 percent last year, confirming a comeback from a recall scandal that nearly destroyed its U.S. Firestone brand. The results offered further evidence that Bridgestone -- battered for two years by the fallout from deadly accidents involving its U.S. unit's tyres -- had largely put ...
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