PARIS – In his final appearance at the annual financial press conference here as CEO of Renault SA, Louis Schweitzer predicts 2005 will be as good or better than 2004, despite a mediocre outlook for key markets, thanks to a strong product cycle. Carlos Ghosn will take over management of Renault, while remaining CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., on May 1. Renault made record profits of €3.5 billion ($4.5 billion) in 2004, a dramatic 43% rise from year-ago, and Schweitzer says he hopes Ghosn ...

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