UPDATE 6-Ford taps Mazda boss for struggling Europe unit


(Adds more analyst comment, stock price, edits throughout) By Madeline Chambers and Justin Hyde FRANKFURT/DETROIT, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday tapped the head of Japanese affiliate Mazda Motor Corp. to return its European operations to profit after a surprising loss threatened Ford's turnaround plans. Lewis Booth, a 25-year Ford veteran, will replace Martin Leach, who unexpectedly resigned 10 days ago as the president and chief operating officer of Ford of Europe. ...

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