UPDATE 1-INTERVIEW-Profit margin key for Daimler to up MMC stake


(recasts with comments on trucks, brand and background) By Edwina Gibbs TOKYO, June 25 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp's chief executive, Rolf Eckrodt, said on Tuesday that a five percent operating profit margin was a key target to be met before DaimlerChrysler AG would lift its stake in its Japanese partner. DaimlerChrysler has a 37.3 percent holding in Japan's fourth-largest automaker, with an option to raise the stake from October 2003. "I think the only criteria for a stronger ...

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