SAO PAULO — Fiat Automoveis SA ended 2001 with a profit of $81 million, but its earnings would have been considerably higher had it not been for the devaluation of the Argentine peso and the ongoing economic crisis in that country.Fiat's profits were 26% less than in 2000. The weakening peso helped drag down Fiat's profits during the year. Had the devaluation not occurred, the auto maker likely would have posted a profit of $131 million. Fiat's Argentine unit recorded a loss of $120 ...

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