Finnish car sector sees 2003 sales up 20 pct yr/yr

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HELSINKI, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Finnish new car sales will leap nearly 20 percent from last year to 140,000 in 2003 thanks to changes which have slashed around 10 percent off the prices of new cars, the sector's information centre said on Thursday. The government eased taxation of new cars -- the second highest in the European Union after Denmark -- earlier this year, prompting thousands of Finns who had been waiting for such a move to go shopping, said Matti Porho, head of Finnish automobile ...

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