MELBOURNE — Toyota Motor Corp. Australia Ltd. President Ken Asano warns his company may not survive as a local carmaker much beyond 2005 — when tariffs fall to 10% from 15% — unless the industry here becomes more competitive. He told the Australian Institute of Company Directors in Melbourne that Australia's productivity is lower and the country has fewer working days per year than Toyota's U.S. and U.K. plants. Absenteeism is higher partly due to an older workforce. Toyota's Australian ...
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