Toyota to withdraw Beijing staff due to SARS-Kyodo

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TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Top Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp plans to withdraw most of its Japanese staff and their families from Beijing due to fears about the spread of the SARS virus in China, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday. Toyota will keep one executive in Beijing after the pullout, expected as early as Thursday, Kyodo quoted sources familiar with the matter as saying, adding that the firm had more than 20 Japanese employees with around 80 family members in Beijing. ...

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