India, Japan marts drive Suzuki profit
Suzuki Motor Corp yesterday posted a 43.8 per cent jump in its first-quarter operating profit, a sixth consecutive year-on-year rise, boosted by strong sales growth in its biggest market, India, and at home. Operating profit at Japan’s No. 4 carmaker came in at 85.1 billion yen (RM3.2 billion) in the April-June period, up from 59.2 billion yen a year ago and above an average forecast for 73.96 billion yen from eight analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Sales in India rose 14.3 per cent.