Ford Motor Co. ZAO is holding its own in a Russian vehicle market particularly hard-hit by the global economic recession, the auto maker’s president says. “Among the volume markets, (Russia) had the most severe decline in all of Europe,” Nigel Brackenbury tells Ward’s in a phone interview. “In the first nine months, the market was down 51% compared with year-ago. It’s been a precipitous decline.” Ford has not been immune to the ongoing crisis, despite enjoying success in Russia over the ...

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