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Regulators' sweep threatens auto parts business model

Business Aug 25, 2014

Regulators' sweep threatens auto parts business model

When a Japanese carmaker issued a tender for shock absorbers a few years ago for a model it planned to sell in Indonesia, two suppliers came back with bids that were "so obviously coordinated," said an executive at the automaker. One supplier put in a ...