MELBOURNE – Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. saw an operating loss in 2001 of A$5.5 million ($2.9 million) as sales stumbled 6.2% and market share fell to 13.8%. As disappointing as the results were, they were a marked improvement over the A$16.1 million ($8.7 million) loss the auto maker experienced in 2000. In a published report, Ford Australia President Geoff Polites says last year's results were affected by a "tremendous amount" of spending on the new Ford Falcon and 4-wheel-drive ...

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