Australian auto makers face dwindling profitability and increasingly are looking to export markets to survive, a preliminary review of the domestic auto industry finds. Former Victoria Premier Steve Bracks, who was appointed by the government to head the inquiry, is calling for public submissions on the review. A final report is due to be given to the government July 31. Domestic manufacturers faced trading losses of A$705 million ($644 million), or an 8% decline on sales, in 2006. The ...

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