Ford Motor backs Thailand over Indonesia, for now

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By Sinsiri Tiwutanond BANGKOK, May 3 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Corp is eyeing Indonesia as a production centre to help meet strong demand for cars in Southeast Asia but supply problems mean Thailand will remain its regional hub for the foreseeable future, company executives said. More than 90 percent of Ford's production for the 10 countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is in Thailand, where it formally opened a new, $450 million manufacturing plant on Thursday. The ...

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