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

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 31%

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 To Be Released Soon

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

It Takes Two, Baby! Rick And Bob Versus The World

Earlier, we showed you Renault et Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn getting his media shwerve on, but what about the tumultuous twosome of the General's General Wagoner and his hetero life-mate, Bob Lutz? And although some folks might give you the full frontal, we like to take things from behind every once in a while. And as… » 9/29/06 12:19pm 9/29/06 12:19pm

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 Threesome?

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

Super-Mega-Merger: GM-Ford Alliance In The Works?

Automotive News is reporting a story this morning with an amazing level of detail that if true, would be the biggest news to rock the automotive world since the invention of the truck-car. They are reporting the possibility GM may cast Carlos Ghosn and talks of an alliance with Renault-Nissan to the winds in favor of… » 9/18/06 8:31am 9/18/06 8:31am

Ghosn Going To Get Free Checks! Renault, Nissan Reportedly Hiring Banks To Advise On A GM Threesome

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

Breaking! Ghosn: GM-Renault-Nissan Discussions Won't Include Talk Of A Capital Stake

Kirk Kerkorian's big time plan for a "Big" capital stake in General Motors for Renault-Nissan may not only not be in the cards — it won't even be discussed over the next 90 days. So says Renault-Nissan CEO, Carlos "Big Man" Ghosn in a discussion with reporters outside Nissan's Tokyo headquarters: » 7/21/06 10:04am 7/21/06 10:04am

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 90-Day Money Back Guarantee

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

Here's Looking At You, Rick: Carlos "Big Man" Ghosn Heads To GM

GM's Rick Wagoner took to the stage earlier this week, and yesterday it was Carlos Ghosn's turn on the runway. We already gave you a look at Ghosn's conquest of the beaches of Bartiromo, but that wasn't his only foray into the media wilds yesterday. Ghosn sat down for coffee and pastries with all sorts of print… » 7/14/06 11:22am 7/14/06 11:22am

Ghosn Goes Live All Over CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

Maria "The Hottness" Bartiromo had GM's newest and biggest pal, Carlos "Big Time" Ghosn (more on that later on) on "Closing Bell" yesterday. Although Ghosn didn't say much more than he already has — there was one additional nugget of knowledge the sparkling Bartiromo gleaned from the boisterous Renault-Nissan CEO,… » 7/14/06 9:00am 7/14/06 9:00am