Kao sees double-digit increase in net profit in first half

Kao's Beauty Care sales declined in the first half of 2017

Japanese group Kao posted a 12.4% increase in net profit for the first half of 2017 to reach ¥56.9bn ($0.51bn).

Net sales increased 2.5% to ¥717.3bn ($6.44bn). On a like-for-like basis, sales would have increased 7.3%.

Sales in the Beauty...

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