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French prosecutors open inquiry into Ghosn's Versailles wedding: legal source

Nterre - French prosecutors have begun an inquiry into the lavish wedding party at the Palace of Versailles for former Renault and Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, part of which was billed to Renault, a legal source told AFP on Monday.

Court bars Ghosn from attending Nissan board meeting

Apo - A Japanese court on Monday barred Carlos Ghosn from attending a Nissan board meeting, as the bailed former chairman prepares his defence against charges of financial misconduct.

Lawyer sorry for 'tainting' Ghosn's fame with workman disguise

Apo - A lawyer representing ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Friday apologised for "tainting" the tycoon's reputation by suggesting he disguise himself as a workman to leave detention on bail.

No internet and cameras at the door: Ghosn's bail conditions

Apo - To obtain his freedom, former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn had to stump up more than just a cool one billion yen ($9 million) in cash.

'Tired' Ghosn recovers, as lawyers ready 'thorough' defence

Apo - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's top lawyer vowed Thursday to mount a "thorough" defence to restore his client's reputation, as the "tired" businessman spent his first day out of a Tokyo detention centre recovering.

US zooms past Europe in electric car sales

Paris - The United States overtook Europe to become the world's second largest market for electric cars last year, according to a report Wednesday that accused EU carmakers of holding back sales ahead of new emissions rules.

Ghosn out on bail after more than 100 days

Apo - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn left his Tokyo detention centre Wednesday after more than 100 days in custody, following a shock court decision granting him bail of one billion yen ($9 million).

Third time lucky: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn wins bail in Japan

Apo - Former auto industry titan Carlos Ghosn moved a step closer to freedom Tuesday as a Tokyo court unexpectedly granted him bail after more than three months in a detention cell.

Ghosn lawyer hopes 'convincing' bail bid will secure release

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's new lead defence lawyer said Monday his "convincing" new bail application for the former Nissan boss contained fresh elements he hoped would lead to his release "as soon as possible.

Subaru to recall 2.2 million cars over brake light glitch

Apo - Subaru announced Thursday a global recall of 2.2 million SUVs, the biggest ever for the company, over a brake light glitch that could affect how the vehicle engines start.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn makes fresh bail request

Apo - Lawyers for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Thursday filed a fresh bail request for the auto titan who has been detained for more than three months, the Tokyo District Court said.

Elon Musk tweet may cost him job as Tesla CEO

New York - The standoff between US stock regulators and mercurial Tesla chief Elon Musk has taken a dramatic turn over a tweet that could cost the entrepreneur his job as CEO of the electric carmaker.

Nearly 50% of transport pollution deaths linked to diesel: study

Frankfurt Am Main - Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study found Wednesday, which singled out diesel engines as the main culprit.

Ghosn case a chance to 'mend' Japan's system: lawyer

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's lawyer said Wednesday his client's high-profile and controversial detention was a chance to "mend" Japan's justice system, as he insisted the former Nissan boss was innocent of all charges.

Ford pulls out of S. America truck business, closes Brazil plant

S - US automaker Ford said Tuesday it was pulling out of the commercial heavy truck business in South America, closing a plant in Brazil employing 2,800 workers that has been operating for half a century.

Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'

Munich - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday labelled as "frightening" tough US trade rhetoric planning to declare European car imports a national security threat."If these cars...

US report calls car imports national security threat: sources

New York - A US Commerce Department report has concluded that American auto imports threaten national security, setting the stage for possible tariffs by the White House, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

US report calls car imports national security threat: source

New York - A US Commerce Department report has concluded that American auto imports threaten national security, setting the stage for possible tariffs by the White House, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Renault profits plunge in first annual earnings since Ghosn arrest

Paris - Renault profits fell sharply last year, the French automaker said Thursday, releasing its first annual results since the shock arrest in Japan of former boss Carlos Ghosn.

With legal team shake-up, Ghosn seeks punchier defence

Apo - By changing his lead attorney from a former prosecutor known as "the breaker" to a hotshot trial lawyer nicknamed "the acquitter", Carlos Ghosn plans a defence in his own image -- combative and media-savvy, experts say.

Renault board blocks payouts to Ghosn worth 10 million euros

Paris - Renault said Wednesday that its board has decided not to pay out the equivalent of two years of salary to ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn which would have been due to him under a non-compete clause in his contract.

Ghosn shakes up legal team from Japanese cell

Apo - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn Wednesday shook up his top legal team as he vowed to prove his innocence and defend himself with vigour against charges of financial misconduct.

Ex-Renault CEO Ghosn ready to pay Versailles wedding bill: lawyer

Paris - Detained former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn "stands ready" to repay a 50,000-euro ($57,000) bill for his wedding party at the Palace of Versailles, which was waived under a sponsorship deal with the French carmaker, his lawyer said Friday.

Ghosn ready to repay cost of Versailles wedding: lawyer

Paris - Detained former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn is ready to repay a 50,000-euro ($57,000) bill for his wedding party at the Palace of Versailles which was waived under a sponsorship deal with the French car group, his lawyer said Friday.

Ex-Renault CEO Ghosn under scrutiny over 50,000-euro wedding

Paris - French carmaker Renault said Thursday that it would inform prosecutors about a transaction it uncovered involving its former boss Carlos Ghosn and the Palace of Versailles, where the auto executive held an extravagant wedding in 2016.

Ghosn: Bail refusal 'would not be normal in any other democracy'

Apo - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn slammed his ongoing detention Thursday, telling AFP and a French newspaper the decision to refuse him bail "would not be normal in any other democracy.""Why am I being punished before being found guilty?

In Lebanon's hills, Carlos Ghosn winery presses on

Batro - Nestled in green hills north of Lebanon's capital Beirut just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coastline, a winery co-founded by detained tycoon Carlos Ghosn presses on with trade.

Goodbye to Ghosn as Renault appoints new chiefs

Paris - French carmaker Renault named two experienced auto executives to replace arrested boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, signalling the start of a new era for the manufacturer and its vital but strained alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Renault to chart course for post-Ghosn era with new bosses

Paris - Renault is expected Thursday to appoint a new leadership duo to drive the French carmaker into an era without lynchpin Carlos Ghosn, who remains in a Japanese jail on financial misconduct charges.

Key players in the Ghosn saga

Apo - The rollercoaster saga of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has gripped Japan and the business world since the tycoon was arrested out of the blue on November 19 as his private jet taxied into a Tokyo airport.
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