Nissan reopens factory in Egypt

Car manufacturer Nissan has restarted production at a small factory in Egypt, which was closed due to violent protests in the country.

The plant near Giza, which manufactures 10,000 vehicles every year, suspended operations on January 30.

It produces the X-Trail sport-utility vehicle, Sunny sedan and pick-up trucks.

Pro-democracy protests held in Cairo and other cities to force President Hosni Mubarak to resign from his post saw the factory shut down for two weeks due to safety concerns.

Mitsuru Yonekawa, a spokesman for the Japanese firm, said: "The plant was closed out of concern for the safety of our workers. We have not received any reports of damages."

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