Talking Points: Could Toyota Buy GM?

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Toyota president Katsuaki Watanabe's non-denial to Automotive News of plans to buy a stake in a non-Japanese automaker sent clouds of speculative exhaust puffing from cranial smokestacks from New York to Tokyo and back. Would Toyota make a move on GM? Could it grab even a small piece of the General, without causing a political firestorm? And what would it gain? Lots of questions, and so far not enough good answers. Anyone? anyone? Watanabe? Watanabe?

Toyota to GM: Hello, Partner; We Must Break You [internal]


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