- 26 September 2000 - Ahead of an expected statement this week by General Motors Corp about its intentions with Daewoo Motor Co Ltd, www.just-auto.com looks at the potential appeal to GM of the Korean automaker's core network of overseas operations, spread across Eastern Europe and ex-USSR.

In Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan - Daewoo rapidly tried to build an auto empire to compete with giants from Western Europe. The grand scheme failed spectacularly, but some initiatives have been successful, and they could complement the manufacturing profile of many automakers.

As GM is the favoured (and maybe only) candidate to buy Daewoo, www.just-auto.com analyses ways the US automaker may view the Korean company's holdings in Eastern Europe. Daewoo executives there fear GM may shut their operations as a new owner of the Korean company, since the US automaker already is strong in the region. But the issues are complex, and Hyundai Motor Co Ltd could be a big factor.

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