YOKOHAMA, Japan May 18 Nissan Motor Co Ltd
CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Monday he did not think there
was any need to change the automaker’s capital alliance with
Renault at present after France raised its stake and
influence in Renault last month.
Ghosn, speaking to reporters in Japan, said the capital
alliance between Nissan and Renault was “stable” and had “zero
influence” on the automakers’ daily operations.
France’s stake in Renault and influence over Nissan, which
is 43.4 percent-owned by the French carmaker, has long been a
sensitive matter, with critics in the alliance and Japan fearing
Paris might put its own interests above those of the businesses.
(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by Mari Saito; Editing by