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GM weighs increasing South Korean car exports to Australia

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
General Motors may increase exports of cars built in South Korea to Australia to offset production declines after the automaker decided to pull its Chevrolet brand from the European market....
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Why Australia's auto industry is going the way of the dodo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2014
Toyota will end Australia's run as an automaking nation when it pulls the plug on local assembly in 2017. The move follows similar cut-and-run announcements by Ford and General Motors and triggered an outcry Down Under about the demise of local manufacturing....
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Toyota to follow GM and Ford, end manufacturing in Australia

6:44 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Toyota will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford and GM announced last year they also plan to pull out....
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Ford to cut 300 jobs in Australia, spurs worries about earlier exit

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Ford said it would cut production in Australia by one third with about 300 jobs to go in June, spurring worries the carmaker may exit the country sooner than its planned 2016 deadline....
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GM hopes treasured Holden endures when plants Down Under go dark

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2013
GM's decision this month to stop manufacturing Holdens in Australia looks like the marketing equivalent of a car crash....
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GM workers hit by Australia exit to be supported by $89 million fund

7:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Australia is setting up a $100 million Australian ($89 million) fund to support regions affected by General Motors’ decision to stop production in the country by 2017, including directly supporting those workers affected by the decision....
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GM exodus would put Australian auto industry near extinction

8:57 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2013
Australia's century-old automotive industry is stepping closer to extinction after GM joined Ford in deciding to stop making cars in the country -- and Toyota appears likely to be the next to exit....
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GM to end vehicle, engine manufacturing in Australia

10:23 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
GM will end vehicle and engine manufacturing and scale back its engineering operations in Australia by the end of 2017. The company, a mainstay in Australia for decades, cited the high cost of manufacturing in one of the world's smallest but competitive markets and one that has been battered by a rise in imports, mostly from southeast Asia....
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GM Holden asks for help as it considers future in Australia

10:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
GM's Holden unit has made the case for continued government assistance in Australia as it considers whether to keep making cars in the nation....
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GM considers shipping more South Korean exports to Australia, report says

10:40 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
General Motors may consider shipping more South Korean-made cars to Australia, a source told Reuters today, as part of a global restructuring that will see its Chevrolet brand in Europe dropped and production in Australia potentially scrapped....
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GM's Holden may exit Australia as early as 2016, local reports say

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
General Motors has decided to pull out of vehicle production in Australia as early as 2016, local media reported today, in what would be a major blow to the struggling industry. A GM spokesman in Detroit declined to comment on the reports today....
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GM's Holden may exit Australia as early as 2016, reports say

Dec. 5, 2013 23:22 CET
General Motors has decided to pull out of vehicle production in Australia as early as 2016, local media reported, in what would be a major blow to the struggling industry....
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GM will open Singapore headquarters to back emerging-market thrust

Nov. 13, 2013 08:04 CET
General Motors will open a new headquarters in Singapore headed by former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby to oversee markets including Southeast Asia and India....
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Japanese supplier Jtekt to pay $1.9 million in Australia antitrust case

7:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
Japanese supplier Jtekt said its Australian subsidiary will pay around $1.9 million to settle antitrust charges as it confronts penalties from a global investigation into price-fixing by parts makers....
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Fate of GM, Toyota factories hangs on Australian election

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2013
The fate of GM and Toyota assembly plants in Australia hangs on the September 7 election that pits a government committed to subsidies against an opposition vowing to scale back support....
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