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GM to battle VW in China with $12 billion investment and new plants

BEIJING - U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it competes with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market.

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South Africa's 'spaza' shops suffer as big retail rolls in

SOWETO, South Africa - In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping center and business has only gotten worse for Grace, a 68-year-old shopowner.

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Daimler to sell DENZA electric car in China with local subsidy

BEIJING - Daimler said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sale there in September priced at 369,000 renminbi ($60,000).

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Mercedes, BMW chase ultra rich clients with new high end cars

BEIJING - Premium auto maker BMW unveiled a luxury concept sedan in Beijing on Sunday, to gauge customer appetite for a car that would cost more than German manufacturer's current flagship 7 series limousine.

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In the driving seat: China's yuppies are new market force for global automakers

SHANGHAI/BEIJING - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model.

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