The sharks Down Under are sensing blood and starting to circle. With Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. still in the process of closing its assembly plant by March 31, analysts are saying a further shakeup is inevitable and debating which of the three surviving domestic plants will close next. Most are focusing on Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd.’s assembly operations in Melbourne. Analysts say a vehicle plant needs to build 200,000 units annually to be profitable. Although the ...
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