TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Asahi Group Holdings said on Thursday the spread of South Korean consumers’ boycott of Japanese goods was having a “slight impact” as it lowered its profit guidance slightly citing the yen’s rise against the euro and Aussie dollar.
“We cannot deny there’s been a slight impact,” Chief Financial Officer Atsushi Katsuki told reporters on Thursday. “That has been included somewhat in the outlook.”
Asahi cut its full-year operating profit forecast to 215.5 billion yen ($1.97 billion) from a previous 217 billion yen. ($1 = 109.1900 yen) (Reporting by Ritsuko Ando Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)