UPDATE 1-Hankook chooses Slovakia for new plant - source


(Adds background) PRAGUE/BRATISLAVA, April 22 (Reuters) - South Korea's leading tyre producer Hankook Tire has chosen Slovakia for its new 500 million euros ($653 million) European factory, a source close to the project told Reuters on Friday. The source, who asked not to be named, said the factory was expected to be located near the western Slovak town of Levice, about 130 km (78 miles) east of the capital Bratislava, and should create 1,500 new jobs. "Hankook had been deciding between ...

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