Asian Market: Winners and Losers

Samsung Electronics and Nintendo report decline in Q2 profit while the companies in the aviation and automotive sectors record high growth rates.
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A Samsung logo is displayed above a check-out counter at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2014. Samsung Electronics reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man looks at a computer screen at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2014. Samsung Electronics reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Customers play with Nintendo's videogame console Wii U at an electronics shop in Tokyo on July 30, 2014. Japanese videogame giant Nintendo posted a 97 million USD quarterly net loss, with higher costs tied to sales of its Wii U console digging into its bottom line while sales weakened. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A pedestrian passes before Japanese automaker Honda Motor's showroom in Tokyo on July 29, 2014. Honda said its latest quarterly net profit jumped 19.6 percent to 1.4 billion USD thanks to a weak yen, as it boosted its full-year profit and sales forecast. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Recent models of Japanese car maker Nissan are displayed at a showroom in Yokohama, in suburban Tokyo on July 28, 2014. Nissan said on July 28 that net profit for the April-June quarter soared 37 percent to 1.1 billion USD, crediting robust overseas demand that offset weaker sales at home. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Travellers crowd the check-in area of All Nippon Airways (ANA) at Tokyo's Haneda airport on July 30, 2014. All Nippon Airways (ANA) said on July 30 it had swung back to profitability in the three months to June, thanks to an expansion at a Tokyo airport and a change to its pension plan. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Dreamliner 787 passenger planes from Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) are pictured on the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda airport on July 30, 2014. All Nippon Airways (ANA) said on July 30 it had swung back to profitability in the three months to June, thanks to an expansion at a Tokyo airport and a change to its pension plan. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A member (R) of Japan Airlines (JAL) ground staff handles passengers at a check-in counter at Haneda airport in Tokyo on July 29, 2014. JAL said on July 29 its net profit for the April-June quarter fell 19.4 percent to 145 million USD, as a weak yen and soaring fuel costs dug into its results. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Japan Airlines (JAL) passenger planes sit parked on the tarmac of Haneda airport in Tokyo on July 29, 2014. JAL said on July 29 its net profit for the April-June quarter fell 19.4 percent to 145 million USD, as a weak yen and soaring fuel costs dug into its results. (AFP/Getty Images)
Thu 31 Jul 2014 12:25 PM GST
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