Suzuki Motor Corp. Osamu Suzuki

Suzuki Motor Corp. Osamu Suzuki

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Osamu Suzuki, chairman and president and chief executive officer of Suzuki Motor Corp. Suzuki said in a Bloomberg interview published Sept. 6 that the two companies weren’t speaking. The public feud has brought to a halt VW ’s efforts to turn a 222.5 billion-yen ($2.9 billion) investment into an operational alliance.