YOKOHAMA, Japan – Operating in the shadow of the giant Chinese car market, Southeast Asian auto makers, mostly Japanese, have carved a niche in the region that provides not only a buffer against exchange-rate fluctuations but also an export base for models no longer competitive to build in Japan. Nissan, a relative latecomer to the region, hopes to boost its market share to 15% in fiscal 2016 when the auto maker’s Power 88 business plan is fully implemented. Nissan’s ...

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