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Nissan CEO to 'respond carefully' to Renault-FCA merger proposal

Hiroto Saikawa says contracts and 'complicated' operations 'need to be reviewed'

Hiroto Saikawa, president and CEO of Nissan Motor, shows concern about an already complicated alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors. (Yoichi Iwata)

TOKYO -- Hiroto Saikawa, President and CEO of Nissan Motor, said the Japanese carmaker will "respond carefully" to the proposed merger between alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Nissan will "consider the contracts signed by Nissan and Renault, and how common assets will be passed on," Saikawa told the Nikkei on Thursday.

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