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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn rearrest prompts Renault to seek ways to shore up alliance

French automaker considers change to capital structure as chaos deepens

French President Emmanuel Macron and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn at the Renault factory in Maubeuge, France, Nov. 8.   © Reuters

TOKYO/PARIS -- With former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for a third time on Friday, Renault is considering various options for strengthening their alliance even as a rift over succession plans widens.

Top brass at Renault think it necessary to beef up the companies' relationship, including through a possible change in capital ties, French newspaper Les Echo reported on Friday. Le Figaro also reported on the debate within the French automaker over the alliance's capital structure.

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