SEOUL ā€” The drawn-out negotiations between Daewoo Motor Co. Ltd. and Samsung Motors Corp. may soon come to a weary end, if the automakers obey threats by the South Korean government (see WAI ā€” June '99, p.3). At a meeting this month with economic ministers, Lee Hun-jae, head of the Financial Supervisory Service, reportedly said the absorption of Samsung's car division by Daewoo must be completed within a matter of days. The talks on the takeover have stalled over the deal's pricing. The ...

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