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Ford to scrap Belgian plant to stem Europe losses

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk,...more

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk in 2014, trade union leaders at the site said on Wednesday, as the U.S. automaker tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk in 2014, trade union leaders at the site...more

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk in 2014, trade union leaders at the site said on Wednesday, as the U.S. automaker tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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The shadow of a worker is seen on the logo of Ford Motor Co at the company's assembly plant after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The shadow of a worker is seen on the logo of Ford Motor Co at the company's assembly plant after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The shadow of a worker is seen on the logo of Ford Motor Co at the company's assembly plant after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant gather during an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Workers at a Ford assembly plant gather during an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk,...more

Workers at a Ford assembly plant gather during an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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A worker at a Ford assembly plant reacts after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

A worker at a Ford assembly plant reacts after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

A worker at a Ford assembly plant reacts after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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A Ford car is parked to block the exit of the Ford assembly plant in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

A Ford car is parked to block the exit of the Ford assembly plant in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses...more

A Ford car is parked to block the exit of the Ford assembly plant in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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A worker at a Ford assembly plant squeezes a lemon after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

A worker at a Ford assembly plant squeezes a lemon after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

A worker at a Ford assembly plant squeezes a lemon after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Genk react after an emergency meeting with the plant management October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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A worker at the Ford assembly plant reacts after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A worker at the Ford assembly plant reacts after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A worker at the Ford assembly plant reacts after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant gather after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant gather after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant gather after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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