TOKYO (

TheStreet

) --

Toyota

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will report a narrower-than-expected first-half operating loss next week as sales have recovered and the yen has weakened, a report says.

Japan's business daily newspaper

Nikkei

reports Toyota is expected to post an operating loss of 250 billion yen ($2.77 billion) for the April to September period as compared with a previously projected loss of 400 billion yen. First-half sales are estimated to stand at 8.3 trillion yen, exceeding an earlier forecast by about 500 billion yen.

Toyota is scheduled to announce results on Nov. 5.