SEOUL — Ford Motor Co. is expected to begin the due diligence process by the end of the month in its bid to purchase South Korea's Daewoo Motor Co. Ltd., reports out of Korea say. Daewoo, insolvent and in the hands of its creditor banks, is for sale through a private auction. Additional bidders include DaimlerChrysler AG, Fiat SpA, Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd., and General Motors Corp. Creditor banks rejected an earlier bid from GM and instead called for an auction. It is believed that GM, ...

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