ANALYSIS-Ford subtracts Volvo, makes Blue Oval main focus

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* Minus Volvo, automaker hones focus on Ford brand * Sale leaves Ford without global luxury presence * Ford has many options, acquisitions unlikely near term By David Bailey DETROIT, March 31 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's sale of its Volvo unit this year will leave the No. 2 U.S. automaker with no luxury brand outside North America. But does Ford even need one? At least for now, analysts say no. They may bemoan a lost opportunity to integrate the money-losing Swedish brand Volvo ...

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