(Adds announcement on ties with Chubu Steel, analyst comment) By Yuko Inoue 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 closed down 1 percent at 704 yen after the announcement on Tuesday, retreating from a rally in the morning on news it was considering ...
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