Debate Rages on Ford Following GM Lead

Freed, Dan
November 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;11/14/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 43, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on trends in financing in the automobile industry in the United States citing key controversies pertaining to Ford Motor Co.'s plans to sell off Ford Motor Credit. Market analysts predict that Ford may have to follow General Motors' example which sold off General Motors Acceptance Corp. Such financing activities highly influence a company's credit quality citing how Ford's funding costs are rising because of its sinking credit rating.


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