The domestic economy showed signs of recovery with the rapid correction of the excessively appreciated Japanese yen. The United States economy has shown signs of recovery, while the European economy remained stagnant and continuous financial instability discouraged actual business activities. Asian economic expansion showed signs of a slowdown, particularly in China and India. Overall, recovery by many overseas economies was continuously weak.
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Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.