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Tara Patel
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 3, 2023
Macron pushes for an end to looting as riots test his authority
French President Emmanuel Macron is counting on law enforcement to restore order after almost a week of nationwide riots touched off by a police officer’s fatal shooting of a teenager.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 27, 2023
Macron’s pension gambit sparks revolt, pushing France to the brink
The French president’s decision to ram through an increase in the retirement age has ignited labor unrest, destabilized his government, and risks paralysis for his remaining time in office.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 22, 2022
Renault exploring sale of Nissan stocks to fund EV shift, sources say
Nissan itself may be willing to buy some of the 1.83 billion shares in the Japanese automaker that Renault owns.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2022
Renault chief to meet Nissan execs in Japan as woes cloud alliance
Among topics for discussion will be emerging plans for a possible separate listing of Renault's electric-vehicle unit and potential new partner for the legacy operations, sources say.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 5, 2022
A deal with a Putin ally leaves automaker Renault trapped in Russia
The French company has lost nearly 30% of its market value in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and ensuing economic sanctions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 1, 2022
European defense firms see boost as Ukraine crisis prompts bloc to rearm
Defense stocks had already moved higher last week after the Ukraine conflict escalated, fanning concern over Russia's offensive potentially expanding to other nations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 10, 2021
Hitachi and Alstom win ¥300 billion train deal for U.K.’s HS2 route
The mega-order will create thousands of jobs and boost Britain's two main train factories, the historic Litchurch Lane works in Derby and the Newton Aycliffe plant in the northeast.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 8, 2021
The next electric-car battery champion could be European
With Europe expected to lead the world in electric-car sales for a second straight year, a rush to build a battery-supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 24, 2021
Mitsubishi weighing making cars at Renault plant in France
The move would be a reversal of last year's decision to pull back from Europe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 15, 2020
Carlos Ghosn investigated by France over possible tax evasion
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Monday declined to confirm a probe into Ghosn's tax affairs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 17, 2020
Carlos Ghosn’s grand alliance showing cracks two years after his arrest
Nissan is exploring ways to sell some or all of its 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 5, 2020
Fugitive auto executive Carlos Ghosn settles scores in new French book
The former chairman of Nissan and Renault, who has denied financial misconduct charges, has long said he was set up to prevent deeper integration between the automakers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
May 25, 2020
Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi ties more crucial than ever as pandemic rocks carmakers
Revising their strategies this week, the firms will at least have the opportunity to show progress in moving beyond last year's management paralysis.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 14, 2018
Turkish lira crash may affect some Japanese companies with operations there
Your next vacation in sun-drenched Turkey may now be a lot cheaper. On the flip side, corporate profits from selling goods locally are dwindling by the day when converted to home currencies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 8, 2013
Subs the new luxury item at Monaco
Graham Hawkes, inventor of the "underwater plane," made his debut at the Monaco Yacht Show last month in a bid to entice billionaire boat owners to take the plunge.

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