Carlos Ghosn Addresses His "Performance Crisis" While HQ Staff Go Bonus…

The Japanese side of the cross-global partnership announced today their profits took a bit of a hit during the fourth quarter. Ok, that's an understatement, in reality it was a 22.6% slide. In response, CEO Carlos Ghosn told reporters in Tokyo on a conference call from Paris, "We have today a performance crisis and… » 2/02/07 4:53pm 2/02/07 4:53pm

Ghosn Don't Need No More Stinking Alliances! Nissan Quarterly Profit Up…

Sir Carlos Ghosn, the man normally all about makin' friends and influencin' people, just dropped some pretty impressive numbers out of the Tokyo HQ of his globe-spanning alliance, Renault-Nissan. Net income popped up like a champagne cork to 164 billion yen ($1.38 billion) during the third quarter of 2006, that's up… » 10/26/06 10:50am 10/26/06 10:50am

Well Played, Sir! Carlos Ghosn To Receive Honorary Knighthood, No Title

Everyone's favorite automakin' CEO in charge of the global-spanning alliance that is GM -Renault-Nissan just received word he's the next "Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire." The ceremony will be occurring at the British embassy sometime in early 2007. Unfortunately, because Ghosn is the very model of a… » 10/24/06 3:23pm 10/24/06 3:23pm

Breaking! Nissan Has No Comment, But Joint GM-Renault-Nissan Statement…

In what will likely be the last thing these three companies ever do together, Nissan's told Reuters to expect a joint statement shortly on the WSJ report that the best laid plans of Carlos Ghosn and men have gone all screwy and he and the General's Rick Wagoner have said to hell with everything. We're going to start… » 10/04/06 2:55pm 10/04/06 2:55pm

Breaking! Kirk Kerkorian's Got A Stomach For More GM

KirkKerk, like the Mona Lisa, has a dangerous smile when he's thinking about his beloved loved despised General Motors. Guess he and his hetero life partner, Tracinda, are thinking about what they'll do once they've snagged off of the street up to 12 million more shares of the company, which would give it more than a… » 9/28/06 11:52am 9/28/06 11:52am

Ghosn's Napoleonic Complex Continues, Now Eyeing A Ford-Renault-Nissan…

According to the triumvirate of Bloomberg newsies — Jacqueline Simmons, John Lippert and Jeff Green — the man at the head of the wannabe-number-one is casting his net about looking for someone else to be a part of his team, and he's likely snared a big fish out in Dearborn, MI. That's right, now that family guy Bill… » 9/25/06 7:55am 9/25/06 7:55am

Ghosn Going To Get Free Checks! Renault, Nissan Reportedly Hiring Banks…

Word on the street from both the business boys over at Bloomberg and the fiscal yet still frisky folks at the Financial Times is Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's gone and hired advisory banks for a possible alliance with General Motors. The Financial Times report says Renault's hired investment bank BNP Paribas as… » 9/06/06 11:38am 9/06/06 11:38am

Le Whey Forward: Did Ghosn Get a Call From Bill Boss?

The Wall Street Journal Europe is somehow under the impression Bill Ford recently called Renault-Nissan- World Domination, LTD boss Carlos Ghosn to explore a cooperation between the companies if a possible deal with GM fell through. According to Automotive News a Renault spokesman, whom we'll call Jean Claude,… » 8/23/06 10:41am 8/23/06 10:41am

Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda Dodges Fastballs From CNBC's Bartiromo

There are so many great combinations of "Dodge r " and "Tom LaSorda" — we almost don't know where to start. Ok, well — we'll just play it straight down the plate then. Chrysler President and CEO Tom LaSorda sat down on CNBC's "Closing Bell" with Maria Bartiromo to answer some questions on the late-night dinner between… » 7/17/06 12:49pm 7/17/06 12:49pm

Rick And Carlos Have Dinner; General Motors, Renault-Nissan Arrange…

Rick and Carlos had dinner last night in Metro Detroit — and although folks may not know where, we do know they've now moved from an agreement to sit down and talk about an "alliance" — to an agreement to discuss for 90 days an "alliance." But for us anyway, the question of "where" they ate is much more interesting —… » 7/15/06 11:00am 7/15/06 11:00am