Tire maker Bridgestone Australia Ltd. reports a 72.4% decline in 2006 net profit to A$2.8 million ($2.2 million) â€“ down from prior-yearâ€™s A$10.3 million ($8.1 million) â€“ and warns of another tough year ahead due to high raw material costs. Sales revenue of A$513.9 million ($405.7 million) fell 1.2% from 2005, largely attributable to reduced tire sales to local auto makers, the company says. While it maintained volumes with GM Holden Ltd., â€œtire sales to other local manufacturers have ...
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