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Worldwide: A massive global cyberattack affecting 200,000 victims including aerospace and automotive manufacturers will likely cause more chaos after the unprecedented attack on Friday, May 12.

Myanmar: Nissan Motor and Tan Chong Motor (Myanmar) (TCMM) have begun assembling cars for the first time in Myanmar, using the Sunny sedan. The assembly operations will initially use the existing Tan Chong facility.

Worldwide: Toyota Motor Corp has cut its projections for North American sales by 60,000 vehicles this fiscal year for the first time. Nissan Motor Co also reported a 43 percent drop in quarterly operating profit.

Mitsubishi Motors has appointed a Nissan Motor adviser as its head of research and development (R&D), part of a management overhaul. This comes in the wake of a mileage scandal that has hit the automaker.

Nissan Motor has agreed to purchase a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, taking control of 237.4 billion yen (US$2.2 billion) in shares to become the largest shareholder — just over a third — in Mitsubishi.

Japanese producers are betting on an expected surge in demand for electric cars by accelerating production of Li-ion battery materials.

Nissan Motor Company Limited has this year celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Kyushu production base and the 15 millionth vehicle produced there.

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