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Suzuki Plans to Go It Alone After Four-Year VW Dispute Ends

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Suzuki Motor Corp., stung by its failed cooperation with Volkswagen AG, now plans to defend its hard-won independence.

After four years of dispute, arbitrators upheld Suzuki’s request to terminate a 2009 agreement that failed to yield a single joint project with the German company. As a result, Volkswagen will sell its 19.9 percent Suzuki stake, which was valued at about 463 billion yen ($3.8 billion) based on the Aug. 28 closing price.