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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Renault-Nissan alliance must change: French finance chief

Le Maire says status quo 'not possible' as Paris pushes for merger

Le Maire made the remarks on the automakers after meeting with Japan's economy minister.

PARIS -- The three-way automobile alliance among Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors is doomed to become unsustainable unless changes are made, France's finance chief said Wednesday.

"The status quo is not possible," said Bruno Le Maire, the French minister of the economy and finance. It "weakens the overall alliance."

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