* April-Dec net profit grows 33 pct y/y to record 219.6 bln
TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp on Wednesday warned its annual profit would be 6 percent less than previously forecast, citing lower crude steel output for the financial year ending on March 31.
TOKYO Japan's biggest trading house Mitsubishi Corp on Tuesday posted a 6 percent rise in its April-December net profit thanks to higher income from energy operations, and stuck to its record profit forecast for the year despite one-off losses.
TOKYO, Feb 1 Mitsui & Co on Friday cut
full-year profit forecast by 2 percent due to the absence of a
dividend from Vale, but the Japanese trading house
does not plan to change its holding in the Brazilian miner, a
company executive said.
TOKYO Japanese gas distributor Tokyo Gas will target investment in overseas infrastructure projects in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable energy to boost its offshore earnings, its chief executive said.
TOKYO/LONDON Japanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker, resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the United States, a spokesman for a Japanese refinery and an Iranian official said on Monday.
* Lower premiums reflect slumping spot premiums amid ample
SINGAPORE/TOKYO Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia hit their lowest in more than five years in November as U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil exports took effect last month, government and ship-tracking data showed.
* Output to fall for 3rd quarter due to glitches at some
TOKYO The premiums that Japanese buyers pay for aluminum are projected to rise toward a range of between $100 and $130 a ton later next year due to tighter global supplies despite an expected return of Rusal supplies, trading house Marubeni said.