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Tags: Kremlin | Russia | Car

Kremlin Says GM to Lose Out When Russia's Car Market Returns to Growth

Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:44 AM

The Kremlin said on Thursday it regretted a decision by General Motors' to reduce its presence in Russia and that the U.S. car maker would lose out when the market returned to growth.

"We can express regret but on the other hand there never is a vacuum on the market, if one company leaves, other companies fill this gap and ... the company unfortunately has put itself at a disadvantage for when the market picks up," Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, told reporters.

On Wednesday, GM said it would shut its Russian factory and wind down the Opel brand in the country in a move to restructure its business to cope with a prolonged slump in car sales.

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The Kremlin said on Thursday it regretted a decision by General Motors' to reduce its presence in Russia and that the U.S. car maker would lose out when the market returned to growth.
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2015-44-19
Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:44 AM
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