Fresh start for General Motors

Just over a year after it filed for bankruptcy, and a massive Government bailout left it practically nationalised, General Motors has been reborn as a public company.

GM will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange following the biggest share sale in US history.

It is a chance for the US Government to recoup some of the $50bn it pumped into the company to keep it afloat - although it will still remain a major shareholder.

It is also a symbolic fresh start for one of America's biggest corporate failures as Michelle Fleury reports.

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