SAO PAULO – The global financial crisis is taking a toll on Brazil’s booming economy as vehicle production plunges 34.4% to 164,900 units in November, compared with October, and down 28.6% from year-ago’s 272,900. In year’s first 11 months, Brazil produced 3.11 million vehicles, up 13% over like-2007. But the year is not expected to be quite so rosy. Exports climbed 6.1% in the year’s first 11 months to $13 billion, compared with prior-year. However, they slid 23.1% in November to $1 ...
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