An Unequal Partnership Daimler's Risky Renault Romance

On Wednesday, Daimler and Renault announced a new partnership in which the companies will take shares in one another as well as Nissan. But is it possible for the German company to effectively work together with a partly state-owned Renault that, when in doubt, might put France's political interests ahead of good business sense?
Unequal partners: Critics are asking how much Nicolas Sarkozy will be inside the tie-up between Germany's Daimler and the French-led Renault-Nissan alliance?

Unequal partners: Critics are asking how much Nicolas Sarkozy will be inside the tie-up between Germany's Daimler and the French-led Renault-Nissan alliance?

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