French investigators probe palace party related to Ghosn prosecution

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French prosecutors are probing a party which former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn threw for his wife at the sumptuous Versailles palace will in the next few weeks ask judges to examine the case, bringing a prosecution a step closer. Prosecutors have been checking whether Ghosn – currently in Lebanon after he fled from Japan on […]

Carlos Ghosn’s Japanese lawyers quit after he fled to Lebanon

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Japanese attorneys representing Carlos Ghosn, including lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, nicknamed ‘Razor’, quit on Thursday after the former Nissan chief’s flight to Lebanon from Japan, where he had been facing financial misconduct charges which he has denied. In an emailed statement, Hironaka stated everyone associated with the case at his practice had resigned, according to […]

PSA names two former Renault, Nissan officials to head DS and Citroen

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French automaker PSA on Wednesday hired two executives it recruited just now from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance to head up its DS and Citroen brands and added them to its global executive committee. PSA stated Beatrice Foucher, presently deputy DS chief executive and an ex-Renault manager would take the place of Yves Bonnefont as DS CEO. […]

Yamaha warns musicians not to climb in instrument cases after Ghosn escape

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Yamaha Corporation has warned people not to attempt and squeeze in musical instrument cases following the reports of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn that he fled Japan concealed inside in one. “We won’t specify the reason, but there have been tweets about climbing inside large musical instrument cases. A warning after any unfortunate accident […]

Renault, Nissan confirms alliance not headed for break-up

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Shares in Renault made recovery of some lost ground on Tuesday following the confirmation made by French automaker and its Japanese partner Nissan Motor, that they reject the media reports regarding their alliance being in danger of dissolution. Increasing concerns about the state of the 20-year old French-Japanese alliance, forged by former chairman Carlos Ghosn, […]

Japan seeks Interpol wanted notice for the wife of Carlos Ghosn

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Japanese authorities have asked the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) for an Interpol wanted notice for the wife of former Nissan Motor chairman Carole Ghosn, local media reported on Saturday. If the notice is released for his wife, Carole, the couple’s travel chances outside of Lebanon may be restricted, Mainichi newspaper noted. Interpol has already […]

French lawyer of Ghosn says Japan failed to arrange a fair trial

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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer on Friday informed the Japanese government that the officials had failed to arrange for a fair trial that respected universal rights. Francois Zimeray, French lawyer for Ghosn, stated that it had been for prosecutors of Japan to prove the Ghosn’s guilt, not for Ghosn to prove his innocence. “It […]

Renault-Nissan should have merged with Fiat Chrysler, says Carlos Ghosn

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Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault-Nissan alliance, on Wednesday, discussed the failure of the automakers to merge with Fiat Chrysler, which has since combined with Peugeot. Speaking publicly for the first since fleeing from Japan at the end of the last year, Ghosn informed reporters in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, that he had been […]

Japan seeks tighter immigration procedures Ghosn’s escape

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Japan on Sunday stated it would tighten immigration procedures after former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn fled the country while on bail, its first official response to a surprising escape that has transformed the executive into an international fugitive. Officials have remained silent after Ghosn revealed on Tuesday that he had escaped to his childhood home […]

Ghosn fled Japan after security firm hired by Nissan stopped monitoring

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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn fled from his Tokyo residence after a private security firm hired by Nissan Motor stopped monitoring him, three sources knowledgeable with the matter informed Reuters on Saturday. The businessman has become an international fugitive after he informed on Tuesday he had fled to Lebanon to escape what he referred to […]

‘I alone organized my departure,’ Carlos Ghosn on escaping from Japan

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Interpol released a wanted notice Thursday for Carlos Ghosn, who jumped bail in Japan and escaped to Lebanon and thus avoiding his trial on financial misconduct charges in Japan. Lebanese Justice Minister Albert Serhan stated in an interview that Lebanon “will carry out its duties,” suggesting for the first time that the businessman may be […]