France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire answers a question during a news conference of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan June 9, 2019. Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool via REUTERS
PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday he would meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard later in the day and reiterated that a merger with Fiat Chrysler remained an interesting option for Renault.
“It remains an interesting opportunity,” Le Maire told franceinfo radio, a week after Fiat Chrysler withdrew its proposal for a $35 billion merger.
The French state is the biggest shareholder in Renault.
Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Richard Lough