Yokohama Rubber to produce tyres in Russia, Brazil

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TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) - Yokohama Rubber Co , Japan's third-biggest tyre maker, said it plans to produce tyres for passenger cars in Russia and Brazil from 2010 to meet rising demand in these fast-growing economies. It will be the first Japanese tyre maker to start local production in Russia. Bigger rival Bridgestone Corp already has tyre factories in Brazil. Yokohama Rubber currently ships tyres to these countries from factories in Japan and the Philippines. But it wants to build ...

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