Japanese carmakers began to feel Detroit's pain even before U.S. financial crisis; Small Turkmenistan emerging as a big energy player; Pakistani women and banking

Sanders, Sol W.
October 2008
East-Asia-Intel Reports;10/3/2008, p10
The article reports on the impact of financial crisis on the economic activity of carmakers in Japan. Manufacturers cut back production in August 2008 as they sought to work off swelling inventories of trucks and sports utility vehicles in the U.S. Toyota Motor Corp., the nation's biggest carmaker, cut global output by 17 percent and reduce its forecast to sell 9.7 million units from 10.4 million.


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