Floodwater pushed back from central Bangkok
Measures to protect central Bangkok from flooding are succeeding, but water is being trapped in areas to the north.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 02:07 +0900 (JST)
US auto sales down for Toyota, Honda
.....The two automakers were recently forced to disrupt production in the US again due to a lack of parts from Thailand, where flooding has dealt a heavy blow to supply networks.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 16:39 +0900 (JST)
Thai flooding affects Honda operations worldwide
Japan's Honda Motor is being forced to adjust production at facilities around the world as deliveries of auto parts from Thailand have been disrupted by flooding.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 17:47 +0900 (JST)
More areas flooded in Bangkok
Flooding is spreading in Bangkok, with waters entering the Thai capital from the north.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 18:58 +0900 (JST)
Flooding in Thailand could affect even sushi supply
The flooding in Thailand is now threatening to cause shortages of eyeglasses, toys and even certain foods during the year-end holiday season in Japan.
Experts, officials disagree on scope of Bangkok flooding
BANGKOK--Disagreements among government officials and experts on the future course of flooding in Bangkok and whether the central part of the capital will be inundated are worsening the situation for concerned residents.
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Industrial estates in Bangkok at higher risk of flooding
BANGKOK (Kyodo) -- Bangkok Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Tuesday warned two industrial estates in eastern Bangkok that they are at risk of flooding as the metropolitan government in Bangkok has been ordered to open canal sluice gates to alleviate flooding in upstream communities.
Nissan mulls partial output resumption at Thai plant from mid-Nov.
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nissan Motor Co. is considering restarting some of its vehicle production in Thailand in mid-November after halting output in mid-October due to supply chain disruptions caused by the massive flooding in the country, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Toyota to halt minivan production in Japan due to Thai flooding
NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to suspend its domestic production of four minivans starting as early as Wednesday due to supply chain disruptions triggered by the flooding in Thailand, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
Honda to halt operation at Philippine plant on Thai flooding impact
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it will suspend operation at its Philippine plant from Thursday, while also downsizing output in other countries as the impact of supply chains disruptions caused by the Thai flooding continues to spread globally.
Nissan ups FY 2011 net profit outlook to 290 bil. yen
YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday it has upgraded its net profit projection for the full business year through next March 31 to 290 billion yen, up from the earlier projected 270 billion yen, on strong global sales of its vehicles, despite negative effects from the yen's rise and massive flooding in Thailand.
U.S. new car sales up 7.5% in Oct., Toyota still suffers fall
After resuming full production in North America in September, the Japanese automakers were again forced to cut output there as flooding in Thailand disrupted the parts supply chain, raising the possibility that their sales may be affected once more if the flood damage continues.
Honda to Suspend Philippine Production
Tokyo, Nov. 2 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> will halt operations at its automotive assembly plant in the Philippines starting on Thursday due to disruption of auto parts supply from flood-hit Thailand, company sources said Wednesday.
4 of 8 Major Japan Electronics Makers Log Net Losses in April-Sept.
.....Furthermore, the euro zone debt crisis and floods in Thailand add to uncertainties about their earnings outlooks.
Toyota to Continue N. America Output Curbs Next Week
New York, Nov. 2 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Wednesday it will continue production cutbacks in North America until the end of next week due to parts supply shortages caused by the extensive floods in Thailand.