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South Korea minister says GM Korea needs to be able to survive on own in long-term

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(Reuters) - South Korea's minister said on Monday that public funds could only be used to support the South Korean auto unit of Co if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long-term.

Speaking to reporters after a policy meeting in Seoul, said major shareholders and other parties involved need to swiftly come to an agreement on sharing the burden of improving the loss-making operation.

GM shocked in February with plans to close one local plant and leaving the fate of three others unclear. It is seeking government funding and incentives as well as wage concessions to save the unit, which just posted an annual net loss of $1.1 billion, its fourth straight year in the red.

(Reporting by Shin-hyung Lee and Cynthia Kim; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 09:38 IST