Kia Motors Corp. has broken ground for a new car plant near Zilina, Slovakia. The Slovakian government has granted Kia permission to go ahead with construction plans, despite problems with landowners seeking higher compensation for their expropriated land. There had been speculation Kia might scrap plans for its first European assembly plant because the land dispute was threatening to delay the company’s construction timetable. However, Kia says it is moving ahead. “We have had ...

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