Nissan’s Saikawa to quit as CEO on Sept 16 Sep 11, 2019 0 368 12345 ReutersYOKOHAMANissan Motor Co CEO Hiroto Saikawa will resign on Sept. 16, the automaker said on Monday, bowing to pressure after he admitted to being improperly overpaid and marking further upheaval at a company battered by scandal and plunging profit.Saikawa, who admitted to the overpayment last week, will be temporarily replaced by Chief Operating Officer Yasuhiro Yamauchi, with a permanent replacement expected by the end of October, the Japanese company said.His resignation marks a dramatic early exit for a man who had been tasked with righting the automaker following the arrest and ouster of former chairman Carlos Ghosn late last year on charges of financial misconduct, which Ghosn denies.But Saikawa’s brief tenure has been characterised by strain with top shareholder Renault and tumbling profits. Nissan’s shares have lost almost a quarter of their value this year.The worsening relationship with Renault has been a particular concern for investors and has cast doubt on the future of the Franco-Japanese automaking alliance at a time of sweeping change and uncertainty in the global auto industry.“Saikawa recently has indicated his inclination to resign, and in line with his desire to pass the baton to a new generation of leaders at Nissan, he will resign on Sept. 16,” Nissan’s chairman of the board, Yasushi Kimura, told a news conference.Among the candidates to be the next CEO are non-Japanese, women, and those hailing from Renault, the chairman of Nissan’s nomination committee, Masakazu Toyoda, told reporters.While contrite, Saikawa also took aim at his former mentor Ghosn. The 65-year-old has repeatedly said Ghosn’s emphasis on increasing market share at all costs undermined profitability. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Commercial Bank enters into partnership with WCPI Sep 11, 2019 0 889 Barwa’s Al Baraha warehouses and workshops to be leased mid-Sept Sep 11, 2019 0 1317 Doha Bank hosts session on Artificial Intelligence, FinTech Sep 11, 2019 0 404 EU begins rethinking fiscal rules as economy slows Reuters BRUSSELS The European Union is bracing for a review of its strict fiscal rules as the bloc’s economy slows, while monetary stimulus is seen as being close to its limits, according to an EU document and officials. ..