Flood damaged cars at a Honda plant in Thailand.
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Honda getting 'back on track' after natural disasters

Honda is expected to unveil a drop in profits when it unveils earnings for the October to December quarter on Tuesday.

The carmaker's troubles began with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March. The resulting supply chain disruptions saw Honda suspend or curb production at both its local and overseas plants.

Floods in Thailand late last year interrupted Honda's production again.

The company has also been hurt by a rising Japanese yen, which makes Honda's cars more expensive to foreign buyers.

However, Vivek Vaidya of Frost & Sullivan told the BBC's Asia Business Report that despite these issues Honda is starting to get back on track.

  • 31 Jan 2012