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  Berita Versi B.Malaysia
     
  Proton Asserts Presence In Syria With Persona
From Caroline Jackson

DAMASCUS (Syria), Jan 30 (Bernama) -- Proton Holdings Bhd is strengthening its presence in the Middle East market, with the launch of the Persona model, is expected to boost the national car maker's overall sales in Syria to over 5,000 units in the next three to five years.
     
  Naza Delays Plan To Develop Bertam Plant
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 (Bernama) - Naza Group is delaying its plan to develop a separate manufacturing plant in Bertam, Pulau Pinang.
     
  India's Hyundai Motor To Increase Production Despite Slowdown
CHENNAI (INDIA), Jan 28 (Bernama) -- India's second largest car maker, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is planning to increase production capacity to 580,000 units this year, to enable it become the number one player in the country's growing automobile market.
     
  Mercedes Benz Records 16 Pct Sales Growth In 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Mercedes Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd recorded sales of 6,151 passenger cars and commercial vehicles and a 16 percent growth to surpass its overall target for 2008.
     
  OPR Cut Has Minor Impact On Proton Car Sales
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia's 75 basis points cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) to 2.5 percent, will have a minor impact on the sale of Proton cars, said the Proton Edar Dealers Association Malaysia (PEDA).
     
  Auto Sector TIV Set For Boost From Rate Cut
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The recent cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) by Bank Negara Malaysia is expected to provide some boost to the total industry volume (TIV) of the automotive sector, although it is still foreacast at below 500,000 units this year.