The Federation of Thai Industries predicts Thailand's 2005 vehicle production could fall 12% from the projected 1 million units because of the economic impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. A Federation spokesman says there will be a negative impact on car demand in the six affected provinces, where consumers have more immediate priorities. Ford builds Ranger pickup in Thailand. Thailand was one of 11 Southeast Asian countries hit by catastrophic tsunamis (walls of water) ...

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