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Sony reports first annual profit in five years

9 May 2013 Last updated at 12:34 BST

Sony has reported an annual profit for the first time in five years, boosted by asset sales and a weakening yen.

Net profit was 43bn yen ($436m; £280m) in the year to 31 March, compared with a 457bn loss a year earlier.

Sony said the yen's recent fall, which makes its goods cheaper for foreign buyers, boosted sales. A weak yen also lifts profits when firms repatriate their foreign earnings back home.

But some analysts said gains from asset sales had skewed the latest numbers.

Jason Jenkins, from cnet.co.uk explains how some of the figures may have been calculated and discusses the future of Sony.