With the Australian dollar currently at an 18-year high of about A$0.89 cents to the U.S. dollar, Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. President Tom Gorman is questioning whether building for export markets is the best strategy for Australian auto makers. Ford Australia, instead, is looking to tap into the domestic small-car segment with its recent decision to build the European Focus in Australia starting in 2011, rather than fighting for market share in regions such as the Middle East. The ...

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