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Canon set for strong profit rise helped by a weaker yen

Camera maker Canon is among many Japanese firms reporting results this week.

It is expected to post strong profits with analysts forecasting a rise of as much as 20% from a year .

Asia Business Report's Rico Hizon asked Nicholas Smith of CLSA whether Japanese firms' earnings - like their US counterparts - would show significant gains during the January to March quarter.