Laurence Frost

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Europe's COVID-19 setbacks risk another summer travel washout

Business | ANALYSIS Mar 20, 2021

Europe's COVID-19 setbacks risk another summer travel washout

Europe's airlines and travel sector are bracing for a second lost summer, with rebound hopes increasingly challenged by a hobbled COVID-19 vaccine rollout, resurgent infections and new lockdowns. Airline and travel stocks fell on Friday after Paris and much of northern France shut down for ...

Carmakers face electric reality as combustion engine outlook dims

Business Sep 12, 2017

Carmakers face electric reality as combustion engine outlook dims

European car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt auto show are beginning to address the realities of mass vehicle electrification, and its consequences for jobs and profit, their minds focused by government pledges to outlaw the combustion engine. As the latest such announcement by China added ...

Business Mar 15, 2011

Renault spy fiasco threatens Nissan plan

Renault SA's mishandling of an espionage investigation has weakened Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn in a tussle with the French state, its largest shareholder, over the carmaker's future, several sources said. Fallout from the spying affair, in which Renault says it may have been hoaxed ...