France opposes Renault-Nissan merger, French Prime Minister Valls says

Nov. 8, 2015 18:13 CET

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said his government does not want a merger between Renault and Nissan. The structure of the automakers' alliance has become a source of tension after the French government bought a bigger stake in Renault....
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Renault board agrees to further talks in French standoff over Nissan

Nov. 6, 2015 22:54 CET

Renault's board failed to resolve an escalating power struggle with the French state over the carmaker's alliance with Nissan, agreeing to back further talks in a bid to end the standoff....
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France seeks Renault-Nissan merger, report says

Nov. 4, 2015 13:38 CET

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron is pressuring Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn to undertake a full merger with alliance partner Nissan on the government's terms, sources told Reuters....
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Renault board to consider next move in French power struggle over Nissan

Nov. 3, 2015 17:41 CET

Renault has called an emergency meeting of its board to discuss a mounting power struggle with the French government over the future of its alliance with Nissan, government and company sources said....
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Ghosn fights to preserve Renault-Nissan alliance through crisis

Oct. 28, 2015 09:19 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said the two automakers will preserve their 16-year alliance through a crisis that has emerged after the French government's bid for more influence over Renault....
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Renault-Nissan said to discuss new structure as Ghosn seeks to counter French control

Oct. 7, 2015 09:21 CET

Renault and Nissan have entered discussions to reorganize their capital alliance structure in a bid to contain the growing influence of the French government, reports said. Renault may lower its stake in Nissan to allow its Japanese partner voting rights....
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Why Marchionne and his rivals disagree on the need for mass consolidation

Oct. 5, 2015 06:15 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the global auto industry will face “disastrous consequences” if it ignores his call for more large-scale consolidation. But General Motors, his No. 1 merger choice, is not alone in disagreeing with the executive....
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BLOG: The secret to the Ghosn-Zetsche alliance's success

10:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche's annual press conference, known on the auto show circuit as “The Carlos and Dieter Show,” would be easy to dismiss as mere self-congratulation. But in this year of feverish merger talk, it took on broader implications....
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Toyota: Decision on sports car project with BMW due soon

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Toyota and BMW will decide by year end on whether to develop a common sports car architecture. BMW and Toyota have for some years been collaborating on fuel cell technology, lightweight components, and on possibly jointly developing the underpinnings of a sports car....
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BMW, Audi and Daimler open to other investors in map consortium, report says

Aug. 3, 2015 17:12 CET

BMW, Audi and Daimler plan to invite other investors to join the mapping consortium they have forged to compete with Google, Bloomberg reported. Talks have been held with other automakers including GM, according to the report....
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New Aisin Seiki boss pressures supplier to compete

July 22, 2015 10:58 CET

A former Toyota executive, Yasumori Ihara, is telling Aisin Seiki, the carmaker's second-biggest supplier. to raise its game across its auto-parts businesses or risk falling behind....
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Renault-Nissan names Olive as head of manufacturing engineering, supply chain

1:38 pm U.S. ET | July 9, 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance today named Jerome Olive its new executive vice president of manufacturing engineering and supply chain management, effective Aug. 1....
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BLOG: The (technology) pluses and minuses of a GM-FCA deal

11:15 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015

GM and FCA could benefit from each other's technology. Instead of a full-blown merger, maybe some small side-deals is all Sergio needs....
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Audi snubs Google bid to attract German carmakers

June 10, 2015 10:50 CET

Google's strategy of courting German carmakers into partnerships was snubbed by Audi amid concerns that Internet-assisted driving may risk intruding on passenger privacy....
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Marchionne fights industry's history of failed mergers

11:32 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2015

As he presses rivals to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Sergio Marchionne faces a fact his counterparts at General Motors and Ford know all too well: auto mergers and alliances fail at least as often as they succeed. Among the duds are DaimlerChrysler, GM's ill-fated tie-up with Fiat, and Ford's rollup of Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin....
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Goodyear, Sumitomo to dissolve global tire alliance

12:07 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2015

Goodyear and Sumitomo Rubber Industries have agreed to dissolve their 16-year-old global tire alliance, with Goodyear to pay SRI $271 million initially and $55 million in three years' time....
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Ghosn says Renault-Nissan can compete without new partners

June 4, 2015 09:12 CET

Renault and Nissan continue to increase savings through synergies and can meet longer-term goals without expanding their current alliances, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. The automakers saved more than 3 billion euros ($3.31 billion) in 2014 from sharing costs for new vehicles and technology development....
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Ghosn sees no need to change Renault-Nissan alliance after French gov't stake increase

May 18, 2015 08:36 CET

Carlos Ghosn sees no need to change Nissan's capital alliance with Renault after France raised its stake in the French automaker. Some analysts had expected Ghosn to reduce Renault's stake in Nissan to below 40 percent....
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Toyota, Mazda in talks on expanding partnership, report says

7:18 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2015

Toyota and Mazda are in talks to expand their technology partnership to fuel-cell vehicles, sources told Reuters on Saturday, as global automakers face rising costs to comply with stricter emission regulations....
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Ghosn defeat exposes rival visions for Renault-Nissan

May 1, 2015 09:30 CET

The French government's move to tighten its hold on Renault, crowned by a rare defeat for CEO Carlos Ghosn, has exposed competing visions for the carmaker and its alliance with Nissan. At Renault's annual shareholder meeting a proposal to allow Renault to sidestep a French law that provides double-voting rights for long-term shareholders such as the French government was defeated....
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Ghosn's clash with French state comes to the boil

April 30, 2015 12:36 CET

The dispute between Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and the French government was set to come to a head at the automaker's annual meeting today as the state moves to keep the automaker under French control. The government is nearly certain to win....
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France sees 'no reason' for Nissan votes in Renault

April 28, 2015 19:47 CET

The French government sees no reason to allow Nissan to reactivate the voting rights on its 15 percent stake in Renault, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said. Macron is publicly at odds with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn over a government move to increase its voting weight in Renault....
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VW eyes budget car tie-up with Great Wall, report says

April 22, 2015 17:41 CET

Volkswagen is considering cooperating with China's Great Wall on a new budget model, a German business magazine reported. VW has discussed taking a stake in Great Wall, the report said....
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PSA and Dongfeng will develop platform for compact and subcompact cars

April 19, 2015 11:45 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and China's Dongfeng will jointly develop a platform for small cars for the Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Dongfeng brands. The platform will become operational starting in 2018 and can be used to develop up to 20 models from sedans to SUVs, PSA and Dongfeng said....
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Lotus forms joint venture to build cars, engines in China

9:34 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015

Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the U.K. sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said....
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