TAIPEI -- Ford (Motor Co.) Lio Ho 2001 new-car sales fell 13%, compared with prior year, to 55,000 units as a result of Taiwan’s poor economic conditions. The country, which is undergoing a serious economic downturn, saw industrial output slip 4.2% in the third quarter, the steepest quarterly decline in 26 years. Ford's Taiwan plant currently is operating at only about 40% capacity. The automaker hopes to benefit from less-restrictive import laws once Taiwan gains entry into the World ...

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