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Rakuten has published its results for the six months ending June 30, with Group revenue up 14.5% to JPY586,644m (US$5.6bn) year-on-year.
Revenue from Internet Services, Rakuten’s core business including ecommerce and travel booking services, increased 16.1% to JPY359,156m (US$3.4bn) yoy. Segment profit increased by 94.3% to JPY108,867m (US$1bn) yoy.
Rakuten has outlined several key focus areas to drive further growth: