A Dec. 26 earthquake-triggered tsunami that struck off the tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra and has killed at least 23,000 people and left countless more homeless in parts of Southeast Asia and Africa also could affect automotive manufacturing and shipping operations. Nevertheless, analysts already are predicting limited aftershock in terms of long-term economic impact. “If there was any bright spot in this disaster, it was that it did not destroy any major industrial and port ...
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