GM Wants Bigger Stake in Joint Venture
China is GM's Golden Child. The General currently holds 34 percent of a ménage à trois with SIAC Motor Corp and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile. Reuters reports that according to the Shanghai Securities News, GM is in talks with SAIC (which holds 50.1 percent of their joint venture) about increasing their stake. The paper didn't say how much more GM wanted; GM's chief in China, Kevin Wale said they were "weighing their options." This deal would certainly bolster GM's bottom line and help cover their North American losses. However, SAIC builds cars under their own name. They are also GM's direct competitors in China, and they've publicly stated they want to expand their lineup. So how receptive they'll be to The General's entreaties is yet to be determined.