TOKYO — Ford Motor Co. is finalizing an agreement that would allow the No.2 automaker to purchase a Mazda Motor Corp.-owned parts supplier. Ford's Visteon Automotive Systems is seeking to buy Naldec Corp., a Mazda subsidiary. A Visteon-Naldec union would be a way for the U.S. partsmaker to build stronger bridges to Mazda, which is 33.4% owned by Visteon parent, Ford. Industry analysts view the acquisition as the latest attempt by a foreign company to break into Japan's tightly ...

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