Sony, which has been struggling against the recession in general and the rising yen and lower consumer spending in particular, finally had some positive sales figures to report today (Thursday) -- at least in Japan. The company said that sales of its Bravia TV sets were up 30 percent in July from the same month a year ago, primarily as a direct result of government incentives to spur purchases of energy-saving home appliances. "Since the start of the eco-point program in May, television sales have been extremely positive," Nobuki Kurita, president of Sony's marketing unit in Japan, told Bloomberg News.

27/08/2009