(Update 2) Hitachi to Sell Half of Hitachi Construction Stake

(Update 2) Hitachi to Sell Half of Hitachi Construction Stake

   Tokyo, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)--Hitachi Ltd. <6501> said Friday that it has agreed to sell half of its stake in subsidiary Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. <6305> for about 182.4 billion yen.
   The Japanese electronics and heavy machinery company currently owns about 51 pct of the unit. Of the total, 26 pct will be sold to a joint venture between trading house Itochu Corp. <8001> and investment fund Japan Industrial Partners Inc.

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