Chemistry Board

Opel, the European arm of General Motors Co (GM.N), will keep up its product investments and will return to its mass-market roots. Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke said, "We will make a significant investment in Opel's product portfolio." 

Opel signaled it would once again focus on winning business in the mass market segment following an attempt to move the Opel brand upmarket to compete with Volkswagen AG.

Opel's news cuts against the grain as other carmakers, like Fiat SpA have said that they will be cutting capital expenditure in Europe by 500 million euros ($635 million) this year because of a protracted market slump.

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