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Economic State Gets Worse and Sept. Wholesale Prices up 2.5% on Year in Japan

Pyongyang, October 18 (KCNA) -- Management state of industrial enterprises get worse by the continuous economic stagnation in Japan.

Elpida Memory Inc. said in a preliminary report Friday it logged a group net loss of 57.0 billion yen in the April-September first half of fiscal 2011.

And Fast Retailing Co. said Wednesday its group net profit in the business year that ended in August dropped 11.9 percent from the previous year.

Meanwhile, continuous inflation of prices arises the dissatisfaction of residents in Japan.

Japan's wholesale prices rose 2.5 percent in September from a year earlier for the 12th straight monthly increase, its central bank said Friday.

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