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Australian election to decide fate of GM and Toyota factories


The September 7 election in Australia is of major importance for car plants run by General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. as the government committed to subsidies faces the opposition vowing to scale back support. GM’s manufacturing unit in Australia, Holden, is waiting on the result before deciding on investments in the country beyond 2016, as Prime Minister Kevin Rudd ...
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