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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.

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 family calls on UN to help release him, says lawyer

Paris - The family of former industrial tycoon Carlos Ghosn, currently held in Japan on tax evasion charges, is to appeal to the United Nations in a bid to have him released, one of his lawyers said Monday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Macron says France wants to keep Renault-Nissan 'balance'

Apo - President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that France wants to maintain a "balance" in the alliance between automakers Renault and Nissan following the arrest in Japan of Carlos Ghosn.

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.

Renault board to replace Ghosn on Thursday

Paris - French carmaker Renault said Tuesday that it would hold a board meeting Thursday to name a replacement for its boss Carlos Ghosn, who remains in custody in Japan over alleged financial misconduct.

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail request

Apo - Carlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail Tuesday despite a last-ditch personal appeal by the former Nissan boss.

Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailed

Apo - Carlos Ghosn awaits his fate as a Tokyo court prepares to rule on his bail request after the ousted Nissan boss vowed to remain in Japan if released and offered to provide more collateral.

Ghosn vows to stay in Japan if granted bail

Apo - Carlos Ghosn, the ousted former Nissan boss detained in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct, on Monday vowed to remain in Japan if granted bail and again proclaimed his innocence.

Ghosn received 8m euro in 'improper' payments: Nissan

Apo - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn received nearly eight million euros in "improper payments" from a Netherlands-based joint venture, the Japanese car giant alleged Friday, threatening to sue to recover the funds.

Renault 'actively' looking to post-Ghosn future

Paris - French carmaker Renault on Thursday launched the search for a successor to Chairman Carlos Ghosn, only hours after a Tokyo court quashed his appeal for bail as he faces three charges of financial misconduct.

French govt seeks new Renault boss, ditches Ghosn

Paris - The French government on Wednesday called for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who has spent the last two months in Japanese custody, to be replaced as chief executive of carmaker Renault.
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