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The effective income tax rate of 42.5% was primarily due to pre-tax losses recorded by subsidiaries on a standalone basis and pre-tax losses recorded by associates for which no deferred tax assets were recognized as the related tax benefits could not be recognized and due to recognition of share of loss on associates and joint ventures.Profit for the period" data-reactid="62"Profit for the period Loss for the period from discontinued operations, which relate to the Mix Radio business, for the first nine months of 2017 decreased from the corresponding period in 2016.

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Risks and uncertainties that might affect the Company include, but are not limited to:(1) Operating results In the first nine months of 2017 (from January 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017), there was ongoing uncertainty in the global economy overall, including with respect to foreign exchange trends, primarily as a result of concern over the new U. administration’s protectionist economic policies and increased geopolitical risks in the Middle East and North Korea.LINE Corporation (LN) (TOKYO:3938) announces the summary of its consolidated financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.This is an English translation of the original Japanese-language document.Profit for the period from continuing operations" data-reactid="60"Profit for the period from continuing operations The Group recorded profit before tax for the period from continuing operations of 21,198 million yen in the first nine months of 2017, a 38.9% increase year on year, due in part to an increase in profit from operating activities, a decrease in loss on foreign currency transactions, net, an increase in other non-operating income and a decrease in other non-operating expenses due to the revaluation of conversion right and redemption right of preferred stock which were offset in part by an increase in share of loss of associates and joint ventures mainly related to the Group’s interest in Snow Corporation.Income tax expense increased by 15.1% to 9,003 million yen for the first nine months of 2017 compared to the first nine months of 2016.Furthermore, as the Company’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange as well as the Tokyo Stock Exchange, we are also carefully considering risks relating to U. As of December 31, 2015, the Company had issued 174,992,000 class A shares.

However, through an amendment to its articles of incorporation effective as of March 31, 2016, the Company terminated its dual class structure and converted all class A shares into common shares.

At the same time, emerging economies in Asia, particularly the Chinese economy, began to show signs of respite from economic slowdown.

Thailand, one of the Company’s key countries, enjoyed brisk exports despite appreciation of the baht, and achieved a year-on-year increase in GDP growth rates, while Taiwan increased its exports at a growth rate exceeding 10% for the first six months of 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year and maintained positive GDP growth rates for five consecutive years.

On an after-tax basis, profit for the period from continuing operations was 12,195 million yen in the first nine months of 2017, an increase of 63.8% year on year.

The effective tax rate for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 of 42.5% differed from the Japanese statutory tax rate of 31.7% for the year ending December 31, 2017.

These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company, speak only as of the date hereof and are based on the Company’s current plans and expectations and are subject to a number of known and unknown uncertainties and risks, many of which are beyond the Company’s control.