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Boeing posts lower-than-expected Q2 loss

Results cushioned by strong performances in jetliner, defence businesses

Boeing has lifted its production of 787s to 12 a month, sooner than expected, but it has not set a date for boosting output to the next target level of 14 a month

New York

BOEING Co reported a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss on Wednesday, cushioned by strong performances in its jetliner and defence businesses.

The world's biggest plane maker warned last week that it planned to take US$3 billion in pretax charges related to its 787