Alliance strained by distinctly different views of Carlos Ghosn.
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Still, the French automaker is lining up potential replacements at CEO.
TOKYO — The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker. Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him and give Nissan an excuse to end a lopsided alliance with French automaker Renault SA. "What is fascinating about this story is the politics of it," said Egor Matveyev, an assistan
Nissan eager to share findings on Ghosn, sources say.
Ghosn, another executive and Nissan itself were formally charged today.
Nissan will reportedly be charged with failing to stop the alleged misconduct.
A casualty of the fallout of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest
Vote was unanimous, though Mitsubishi is still investigating.
French journalist says Ghosn 'does not understand what hit him.'
'Mr. Ghosn, temporarily incapacitated.'
Both entities consider dispensing with the glue that holds them together.
He revived Renault, then Nissan, and intrinsically linked them.
Renault's stock price drops.
Alliance not discussing full merger.
Nissan and Renault have been tied together as an alliance for nearly 20 years, but now the Japanese and French automakers are discussing whether to merge. Bloomberg, citing unidentified sources familiar with the confidential talks, reports that the idea is to form a single publicly traded company to better compete against giants like Toyota and Volkswagen.