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France's PSA to Sell Share in Chinese Tie-up as Sales Drop

Peugeot creator PSA Group said it is getting ready to sell it's half stake in an eight-year-old joint endeavor with Chinese accomplice Chongqing Changan Automotive which has battled with declining sales.

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The declaration in Paris on Thursday came after Changan additionally motioned in administrative filings not long ago that it was looking for a purchaser for its half of the Shenzhen-based endeavor known as CAPSA, which assembles autos under PSA's top-notch DS brand.

PSA's move features how worldwide vehicle makers are battling on the planet's greatest auto advertise, where sales contracted a year ago unprecedentedly since the 1990s.

It additionally plans to slice jobs and drop two of the four assembly plants it partakes in a bigger join venture together with China's Dongfeng Group, which fabricates Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, Reuters revealed in August.

PSA's sale plan would be exhibited to French associations on Friday, a source acquainted with the issue said.

PSA's sales in China tumbled in 2018 by 32 percent to 262,583 vehicles, far off the 1 million-a-year target it had set itself a couple of years back.

Changan said it is looking at a floor cost of 1.63 billion yuan ($232 million) for its stake in the joint endeavor.

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