MANILLA — Just as the automotive industry is starting to recover from its prolonged slump here, car assemblers are becoming cautious over recent social and economic developments in the Philippines. Vehicle sales rose 20.2% during the first five months compared to like-period 1999, but automakers say there remains a growing uncertainty among consumers that could depress the market once again. Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. President Takeshi Fukuda says in a published report that although ...

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