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Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it will end domestic production of mobile phones and shift to overseas outsourcing by October to cut costs amid shrinking demand for handsets.

The electronics giant will continue product development and design at its Hino factory in Tokyo, but all mobile phone production for the domestic market will be shifted abroad. Its 200 employees in charge of production at Hino will be reassigned to other divisions inside the company, it said.

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