(Adds details throughout, shares, quotes) By Madeline Chambers FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - New car sales in western Europe slipped 1.3 percent last year after a sharp drop in December caused by weak demand in Italy, data published on Thursday showed, leaving investors hoping for a stronger 2004. Japanese and Korean carmakers continued their assault on domestic players in December, ending the year with jumps in both overall sales and market share, while Italy's Fiat and France's PSA ...
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