Prolonged Iraq war could mean Astra production cuts


JAKARTA, March 27 (Reuters) - Leading Indonesian carmaker Astra International said it might consider cutting output should the U.S.-led war against Iraq be prolonged and significantly affect sales. "If the war become prolonged and we see a declining trend in our sales we must cut back our production -- it is the logical way," Budi Setiadharma, the president director of the company, told Reuters on Thursday. Singapore's Cycle and Carriage holds a 35.05 percent stake in Astra. By the end ...

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