Renault job losses: French automaker suffers a slump in demand

French automaker Renault will slash 15,000 jobs worldwide, in a bid to save billions of dollars. Renault has struggled with plummeting car sales because of coronavirus lockdowns, the transition to more electric car production and the fallout from the arrest in 2018 of its former boss, Carlos Ghosn. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from a … Read more Renault job losses: French automaker suffers a slump in demand

Political hot potato: Ghosn saga rebounds with FBI arrest of alleged accomplices

Did Japan really truly want the FBI to proceed with arrests of two former Green Berets accused of aiding and abeting Carlos Ghosn’s escape to Lebanon? The demise of the Nissan-Renault boss has left political scars for the leaders of Japan and France. Now The Daily Beast’s Jake Edelstein & Christopher Dickey wonder if Donald … Read more Political hot potato: Ghosn saga rebounds with FBI arrest of alleged accomplices

China’s Hong Kong move, Merkel’s EU debt-sharing game changer, Renault’s woes, Ghosn’s accomplices

From China’s move to tighten the screws on Hong Kong’s special status to what could be a legacy moment for Angela Merkel as Germany agrees to share the EU’s debt burden, François Picard’s panel goes from Paris to Rome and Tokyo in The World This Week. Also, how to navigate Paris’s sidewalks when cars return … Read more China’s Hong Kong move, Merkel’s EU debt-sharing game changer, Renault’s woes, Ghosn’s accomplices

UK snubs US with green light for Huawei’s 5G technology

The British government will allow Huawei to play a limited role in developing a 5G mobile network – in a snub to the Trump administration, which has been lobbying for the Chinese tech giant to be blocked. Also in the show – France’s tourism industry worries about the impact of the coronavirus, and Renault’s board … Read more UK snubs US with green light for Huawei’s 5G technology

Tokyo Is Becoming More Like Silicon Valley for Startups: Globis

Jan.20 — Yoshito Hori, managing partner of venture capital firm Globis Capital Partners, discusses former Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan and his views on the tech startup scene in Tokyo. He speaks with Anna Edwards on “Bloomberg Markets” from the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Carlos Ghosn speaks to FRANCE 24 in Beirut

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn shocked the world when he escaped from Japan, where he was awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges, to Lebanon just before the New Year. Speaking publicly for the first time since that latest twist in his saga, the ex-auto tycoon lashed out at Japan on Wednesday, saying he’d been treated ‘brutally’ … Read more Carlos Ghosn speaks to FRANCE 24 in Beirut

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn claimed innocence after fleeing Japan

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Carlos Ghosn rips into Nissan and Japanese judicial system

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn who fled house arrest in Japan and later resurfaced in Lebanon, has maintained his innocence on the charges of financial misconduct against him. He was under strict house arrest when he fled Japan but says he did not believe he would have a fair trial there. Japan has called on … Read more Carlos Ghosn rips into Nissan and Japanese judicial system

Ghosn claims Nissan colluded with Japan prosecutors over ‘staged arrest’

Carlos Ghosn, speaking publicly for the first since his dramatic escape from Japanese justice, told reporters in Beirut he had been treated “brutally” by Tokyo prosecutors, whom he accused of conspiring with Nissan to oust him as head of the automaker. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Ghosn claims Nissan colluded with Japan prosecutors over ‘staged arrest’

Ghosn speaks: Former Renault-Nissan boss hits back after Japan escape

Thirteen months after Carlos Ghosn’s shock arrest at Tokyo airport, nine days after his daring escape from house arrest in Japan, the once all-powerful boss of the Renault-Nissan alliance staging a press conference in Beirut. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Ghosn speaks: Former Renault-Nissan boss hits back after Japan escape

The show must Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn’s marathon press conference elicited lots of reactions in the aftermath of his fleeing the Japanese justice system – we take a look at some of what’s being said on social media.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe … Read more The show must Ghosn

How badly does Japan really want Carlos Ghosn back?

“Everyone knows the Abe administration lies,” says investigative reporter Jake Adelstein. With an eye to the media scrutiny that will come with the 2020 Olympics, the Daily Beast contributor wonders whether authorities may have had a stake in turning a blind eye to the escape of the former Renault-Nissan boss. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more How badly does Japan really want Carlos Ghosn back?

Ghosn “had to stage press conference”

Attorney William Julié explains why Carlos Ghosn has to check in with Lebanese authorities over Japan’s issuance of an Interpol red notice. He tells François Picard why he thinks the former Renault-Nissan boss had to speak out after his daring escape from Tokyo. Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more Ghosn “had to stage press conference”

Ghosn Comes Out Fighting: Highlights of Beirut Press Conference

Jan.08 — Carlos Ghosn, the former head of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, went on the attack against Japan’s criminal justice system less than two weeks after becoming the world’s most famous fugitive with a daring escape to Lebanon. Speaking at a press conference in Beirut, Ghosn displayed the energy and persuasiveness that helped him rise to … Read more Ghosn Comes Out Fighting: Highlights of Beirut Press Conference

Carlos Ghosn press conference: Key takeaways

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