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China: Japanese carmakers had a weak 2014


Honda Motor Co., the third biggest automaker in Japan, is the latest carmaker to miss its Chinese sales target last year, amid an economic slowdown in the world’s largest auto market. Besides the economy cooldown, Honda is the latest among Japan’s three largest auto companies to report lower than forecasted new car sales in the country – the auto industry in ...
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