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Australia losing last auto producer Toyota

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Toyota on Monday said it will stop making cars in Australia in less than four years, bringing the country's auto industry shuddering to a halt, despite appeals by Prime Minister Tony Abbott. 

Toyota says it will stop making cars in Australia in a move that would leave the country with no auto manufacturing

The Japanese auto giant said production of vehicles and engines would finish at the end of 2017, throwing into doubt 3,900 jobs at its Altona plant in a Melbourne suburb, and another 150 jobs at a separate design centre.

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