UPDATE 2-Nippon Steel keeps profit forecast, stock falls


(Adds background, detail, comment) TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Nippon Steel Corp. , the world's second-biggest steel maker, posted a 5 percent gain in nine-month profit on strong demand from the auto sector but kept its full-year forecast for a slight drop, prompting its shares to fall. Shares in Nippon Steel were down 1.3 percent at 702 yen after the announcement on Tuesday, retreating from a rally in the morning on news it was considering deepening ties with two small allies, Nakayama ...

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