Nov.18, 95 Associated Press:

The Ford Corp. has announced a joint venture contract with the Auto China Co. to fabricate sport-utility vechicles in the Tianjin province. The yearly start-up production: 100,000 cars/yr.

Nov.18, 95:

The Sumitomo Bank (Japan) has announced the establishment of a $ 8 billion fund for low interest loans for Japanese companies pursuing investment in China.

Nov. 20, 95:

The Toyota Co. has announced that it is in the last stages of discussing with the Tata Co. of India a joint venture for the fabrication of a large, unspecified number of compact sized cars. A contract is expected shortly.