Auto demand speeds up SEOUL — Business is picking up for Korea's auto industry as the country's stalled economy gains momentum. Domestic shipments of passenger cars in January numbered 32,146 units, a 50% increase over 16,243 units same period 1998, the government says. The Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry estimates production gains in automobiles of 29.2% in the second quarter. Premacy ramps up TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp. will increase production at its Hofu, Yamaguchi ...

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