Suzuki Motors has avoided reporting a loss for the January to March quarter, helped by growth in India, but was downbeat about future sales. The carmaker made a net profit of 5.8bn yen ($59m; £39m), during its fiscal fourth quarter, down 27% on a year ago. Suzuki controls about half of the car market in India through its local unit Maruti Suzuki, which has seen sales rise for four months in a row.
The firm now expects global profits to fall 82% in its current financial year. Suzuki predicts they will decline to 5bn yen due to the global slump in demand for new cars. It also expects it will be affected by the continuing strong yen, which eats into its overseas earnings.