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GM offers $2.8 bn investment in South Korea over 10 years

GM offers $2.8 bn investment in South Korea over 10 years”

Paik said the South Korean government needed reassurance from GM on its long-term commitment in the country before it would commit funds. The company also said that it would decide about the fate of the remaining three South Korean plants within weeks.

In return, the Detroit automaker is seeking financial assistance from the South Korean government and is expected to also seek some aid from its traditionally militant unions. Since 2015, GM has exited unprofitable markets including Europe, South Africa and Russian Federation.

A South Korean lawmaker said earlier that GM had put forward a proposal including the investment plan and a debt to equity swap of the Korea unit's borrowings to the parent company.

GM's decision to close it Gunsan plant was the latest in a series of steps it has made to put profitability ahead of sales and volume.

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Kim also said that related government agencies were having close talks over this issue, adding that he does not yet have a plan to meet GM's top executive Berry Engle.

Pak Won-ju, South Korean deputy energy minister at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, held a meeting with Anton Inyutsyn, Russia's deputy minister of energy, in Seoul to expand cooperation and research and development efforts in the energy sector.

It ran a surplus of almost US$1.9 billion (RM5.6 billion) with the the five Central American countries a year ago, according to figures from South Korean trade body Kita, with exports of US$2.2 billion and imports worth US$333 million.

"But if GM says it will completely withdraw from South Korea, we will down our tools".

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South Korea Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong has signed a free trade deal for the nation with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

The tensions also come at a hard time for U.S.

Another government official said GM had not filed an official application to get its South Korea factory sites designated as foreign investment zones, but it was "testing waters" to check the possibility.

Seoul's inclusion in the list is frustrating since other close allies of the U.S. such as Canada, Japan and Germany, were excluded from the extra tariff though they are among the top 10 steel exporters.

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The ministry expects the five deals to accelerate South Korea's economic growth by an overall 0.02 percent in the next 10 years, by boosting exports of cars, steel, cosmetics products, and auto components.



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