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UPDATED: 11/21/18 11:03 am ET - adds detail on Nissan rift

Ghosn fate at alliance divides Nissan as Renault wavers, report says

Carlos Ghosn's surprise arrest on allegations of financial misconduct has left Renault-Nissan car alliance board members in a bind over his future, with board members in Japan divided over whether to dismiss him as chairman and the French side balking at firing their longtime leader outright.


Nissan-Renault rivalry bursts into the open after Ghosn's arrest

Tensions between Nissan and Renault over the future of their alliance have exploded into the open following the downfall of Chairman Carlos Ghosn, and his top lieutenant.

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Renault refrains from ousting Ghosn

Embattled Carlos Ghosn will keep his posts as Renault chairman and CEO, the automaker's board decided Tuesday. Renault COO Thierry Bollore was appointed deputy CEO, having the same powers as Ghosn.

Nissan expands Ghosn probe to include Renault alliance, report says

Nissan's investigation into alleged misconduct by Chairman Carlos Ghosn is expanding to include Renault-Nissan finances, sources told Reuters. Nissan told Renault's board on Monday it had evidence of potential wrongdoing at Renault-Nissan BV, the Dutch venture overseeing alliance operations under Renault's ultimate control.

Separating Renault-Nissan would be bloody

Nissan's superior earnings and volumes should put it in the driving seat of its alliance with Renault but the setup of the cross-shareholdings binding the companies together means that Renault, and ultimately the French government, will not let go of the keys.

Questions swirl around Ghosn's property deals

Nissan paid "huge sums" for Carlos Ghosn's residences in four cities where there were no business justifications, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported, as questions swirled over what led to the downfall of one of the world's most recognizable executives.

France abandons Ghosn, will push for an interim CEO at Renault

France is seeking an interim leader for Renault, distancing itself from CEO Carlos Ghosn after he was arrested in Japan on allegations of financial misconduct. "He is de facto not in a position to run the group," Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. He was expected to meet with Renault's board later Tuesday.

Colorado adopts California clean-car standard

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