Crisis Legal NewsClick here to add this website to your favorites
Crisis News Search >>>

Japan auto executives gathered for an annual New Year's party Monday expressed hopes for a U.S. turnaround and a strengthening dollar to fix the faltering global market.

Japan's export-dependent automakers have been battered by the slowdown in the U.S. set off by the financial crisis last year. The rising yen has also hurt the companies. The dollar, which had cost 113 yen a year ago, is trading at about 90 yen lately, a 13-year low.

Despite the hard times, the annual event at a Tokyo hotel hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, which groups this nation's automakers, was packed with suited businessmen and other guests eager to start the new year by networking toward a recovery.

Takeo Fukui, president and chief executive of Japan's No. 2 automaker, Honda Motor Co., said he hoped the global economy had bottomed out. Tokyo-based Honda has its hopes on the hybrid Insight set to go on sale later this year, he said, but the main problems were the U.S. downturn and the weak dollar.

"First of all, the U.S. market has to recover," he told reporters. "The yen is at an abnormally high level. The Japanese economy needs its export industries."

Honda, which makes the Odyssey minivan and Accord sedan, has cut production to adjust to slowing demand, and slashed its profit forecast for the fiscal year ending in March to 185 billion yen ($2.0 billion), less than a third of its previous year's earnings.

© Crisis Legal News - All Rights Reserved.

The content contained on the web site has been prepared by Legal Crisis News
as a service to the internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice or
a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case or circumstance.
 Law Firm Web Design Information
Law Promo can construct your law firm a brand new responsive website, or help you redesign your existing site to secure your place in the mobile world. We believe our work speaks for itself by showcasing quality design while reflecting our extensive experience in the online legal marketing industry. Law Firm Website Designs by Law Promo.| Law Firm Logo Design
   Latest Crisis Legal News
   Sponsored Links
Chicago Business Law Attorney
Corporate Litigation Attorneys
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer
Miami Sex Crimes Lawyer
Fort Washington Employment Law Firm
Attorney Marc E. Weinstein
Santa Ana Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Car Accidents Attorneys
New Rochelle Personal Injury
Eugene Criminal Defense
Law Office of Max J Mizejewski
Family Law. Call 541.505.9872
CPA Accounting Web Design
Finanace Office Web Designs
Lorain Elyria Divorce Lawyer
New York Adoption Lawyers
New York Foster Care Lawyers
Adoption Pre-Certification
Cobb County Criminal Attorney
Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer
San Francisco Trademark Lawyer
San Jose Trademark Lawyer
Eugene Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer
Oregon Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer