AUTOSHOW-WRAPUP 1-Steel, oil prices dull Paris car show glamour

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By Rebecca Harrison PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Pressure from high steel prices, overcapacity and cut-throat competition clouded the Paris auto show on Thursday, despite upbeat sales forecasts by car company executives and a raft of new products. A grim-faced focus on market share, crimped profit margins and cost cuts replaced the usual unbridled optimism that accompanies new sheet-metal at Europe's most glamorous car industry event. Automakers said there was no room to raise prices to ...

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