General Motors and Daewoo can't live with each other, but it seems they can't live without each other. In the international arena, the two companies think and act alike.
They are negotiating a deal under which GM might expand its business in Korea and perhaps purchase some of Daewoo's plants in other parts of the world, such as Poland.
GM and Daewoo went through a bitter divorce in 1992 after years of partnership. Ever since they have been bumping into each other in emerging markets, competing for government favors in places like Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
They've frequently been at odds, though in Ukraine last year they agreed to cooperate.
When it comes to new markets, GM and Daewoo have been the most aggressive automakers in the world.
Daewoo Chairman Kim Woo-Choong models his company after GM. He thinks of world markets as his own. GM wants to be like Daewoo - throwing itself at every deal in every fledgling country, as if Korea was its home market, not the USA or Germany.
But Daewoo is mired in Korea's financial crisis and GM's global expansion is being second-guessed internally. The two companies may need each other again, and it could work.
Both companies are certainly right about one thing: the world is full of opportunity.