General Motors Corp.’s Asia/Pacific region, not so long ago a profit-killer for the carmaker, continued its about face during the third quarter, recording income of $60 million, up from a loss of $10 million year-ago. The improvement primarily is a result of performances by GM’s Thailand operations and its joint venture in China, where GM is picking up market share with its Sail compact car. But the automaker also is making gains in Australia. "We’re making good profit there. The market ...

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