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Reports / Flash Notes Summary:
1.   Auto: Nissan (7201) Emerging Market Concerns Continue
2.   Auto parts: Denso (6902) PSAe FY15 OP ¥440bn (+20% YoY) as Costs Peak
3.   E-Commerce: DeNA (2432) Q2 FY14 OPM Improvement – can it be sustained?
4.   Auto parts and equipment: NOK (7240) FY14 CE OP Raised Substantially
5.   Materials: Nitto Denko (6988) Polarizer Discussion

6.   Ferrotec Corp (6890) Long Term Promising but Short Term Pain
7.   Machinery: Nabtesco Corp (6268) Confirming our Positive View
8.   Electronics: Japan Display Inc (6740) & TDK (6762) Visit Titbits; Sharp (6753) Panel to Chinese Smartphone Maker +ve for NOK (7240)
9.   Retail: H2O Retailing Corp (8242); Fast Retailing (9983)
10. Chemicals: Bakelite (4203) Concerns; Fujifilm (4901) Conservative Mid-Term Tgts; Kaneka (4118) Weak 2Q; JSR (4185) Strong Data
11. Internet: Favour Rakuten's (4755) Ecosystem Strategy over Yahoo Japan's (4689) No Fee Strategy; Nexon (3659) Great 3Q but...
12. Materials: Nitto Denko (6988) Strong Oct Sales
13. Elec Materials: Tesla Diversification a Potential Positive for Panasonic (6752)
14. Consumer Elec: Sony (6758) TV – PlayStation Vue / Nintendo (7974) Super SSB Pre-sale / Life in some games after all?
15. Telecom: Softbank (9984) Valuations Tempting Again / Kudos to KDDi (9433) but....

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Founded in 2009, Pelham Smithers Associates (PSA) provides market intelligence on Asian technology, focusing in particular on Japan. The industries covered by our team of specialists are: consumer electronics, telecomms, pharmaceuticals, internet, electronic parts and materials, automotive technology, retail and capital goods.

PSA produces both company and sector reports. The focus of PSA’s research is to identify winners and losers as new technologies impact the top and bottom lines of corporations. Critical to our research is the clear explanation of how these new technologies work and how they impact companies and industries.

The founding partners have worked closely together for twenty years and the team has more than doubled in size since 2012.


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