France opposes changes to Renault-Nissan structure

Nov. 25, 2015 21:52 CET

France's decision to secure double voting rights in Renault should not result in any changes to the structure of the automaker's partnership with Nissan, the country's economy minister said. Sources say Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants to give Nissan more say over the alliance....
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Renault, PSA join mourning for victims of Paris attacks

Nov. 16, 2015 15:20 CET

Renault and PSA joined three days of national mourning called by the French government in memory of victims of the Paris terror attacks on Friday....
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France close to returning to 15% Renault stake, economy minister says

Nov. 10, 2015 11:15 CET

France is close to reducing its stake in Renault back to 15 percent and wants the governance structure in its alliance with Nissan to remain unchanged, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said....
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Renault directors defend support for Ghosn in power struggle with France

Nov. 5, 2015 10:56 CET

Renault's independent directors defended their support for CEO Carlos Ghosn in his standoff with the French government over the future of the carmaker and its alliance with Nissan....
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Italy joins France, Spain in reporting rise in October car sales

Nov. 3, 2015 11:15 CET

Italy joined Spain and France in reporting increases in October new-car sales. Italian registrations rose nearly 9 percent. In Spain, sales increased by 5 percent and French sales were up 1 percent....
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Renault, VW Group and Fiat gain ground as French October car sales rise 1 percent

Nov. 2, 2015 11:10 CET

French car sales rose by nearly 1 percent in October, with Renault recovering lost ground while rival PSA's volume dropped sharply. VW Group, Fiat and Toyota gained sales. Demand for Ford and Opel vehicles slipped....
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Nissan wary of French state's role as it seeks closer Renault alliance

Nov. 2, 2015 12:15 CET

Nissan is concerned about the French government's growing influence over Renault as it seeks to strengthen the automakers' alliance, said Hiroto Saikawa, the Japanese automaker's chief competitive officer....
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Nissan seeks end to Renault control in power struggle

Oct. 27, 2015 12:50 CET

Nissan has drawn up proposals to exit Renault control by purchasing a larger stake in its French alliance partner, sources told Reuters. The move comes amid a power struggle between Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and the French state, Renault's biggest shareholder....
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Canada's Linamar offers $882 million to buy French supplier Montupet

9:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Canadian supplier Linamar today offered 771 million euros, or $882 million, to acquire French peer Montupet SA. The Montupet board is supporting the tender offer....
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France moves to end diesel tax breaks amid emissions scandal

Oct. 8, 2015 11:28 CET

France plans to end tax breaks for diesel, ending the special status long enjoyed by the fuel in the wake of Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal....
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Germany, France, Italy, Spain continue sales rebound

Oct. 2, 2015 14:09 CET

The recovery in European car sales continued in September as registrations rose in Germany, France, Italy and Spain....
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France will ask VW to repay clean-car aid, minister says

Sept. 30, 2015 16:03 CET

France will ask Volkswagen to refund state subsidies that have been distributed for the purchase of vehicles caught up in VW's diesel-emissions scandal. The call comes as Spain said VW had agreed to return state car-purchase subsidies on vehicles fitted with manipulated software....
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VW may face criminal probe in Germany

Sept. 23, 2015 15:56 CET

VW's isolation increased as European governments condemned its rigging of emissions test results and prosecutors in the automaker's home state launched a preliminary investigation....
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Ford hires Carla Bruni to sell cars in France

Sept. 11, 2015 12:17 CET

Ford France has hired the country's one-time First Lady Carla Bruni to help counter the home-field advantage of Renault and PSA....
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German car sales rose 6% in August

Sept. 2, 2015 10:46 CET

German new-car registrations rose 6 percent in August, slowing from a growth rate of 7 percent in July. Germany joins France, Italy and Spain in reporting increased sales during a normally quiet month....
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French new-car sales rise 10% percent on extra selling day

Sept. 1, 2015 11:05 CET

French new-car sales rose 9.7 percent in August, traditionally a slow holiday month, boosted by an extra selling day. All major brands increased sales except Toyota and Ford....
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Daimler seeks way around France's 35-hour workweek

Aug. 12, 2015 12:23 CET

Daimler is trying to circumvent France's 35-hour workweek. It wants workers in Hambach, where it makes the Smart ForTwo, to put in more hours and has hinted that it may shift production if it cannot reach an agreement with employees....
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French car sales rise 2% percent in July

Aug. 3, 2015 09:23 CET

French car sales rose 2.3 percent in July, led by strong gains at Fiat, Hyundai and Toyota. Most volume brands boosted volume except Renault, whose sales fell on aging products....
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France prepares to sell 5% stake in Renault

July 30, 2015 13:41 CET

France is preparing to sell the 5 percent Renault stake it acquired earlier this year to secure a doubling of voting rights for longer-term investors, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said....
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French minister sees smoother return to Iran for Renault than PSA

July 30, 2015 12:47 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, previously the market leader in Iran, could find it more difficult to return to the country than rival Renault following a dispute over the carmaker's 2011 market exit, Laurent Fabius, France's foreign minister, said after talks with Iranian leaders....
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PSA says anti-French backlash weighs on Iran talks

July 29, 2015 12:20 CET

PSA's talks on a manufacturing venture with Iran's biggest carmaker are being undermined by anti-French sentiment in the country, CEO Carlos Tavares said. Iranians are hostile because France took a tough line in talks to lift international sanctions against Iran....
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France to unify EV-charging networks

July 6, 2015 14:15 CET

The French government plans to make it easier for drivers of electric cars to charge their vehicles by unifying certain features of the country's various EV-charging networks by decree before the end of this year, a French newspaper reported....
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French car sales rise 15% in June on extra working days

July 1, 2015 11:14 CET

French new-car sales increased 15 percent in June as two extra working days helped to lift registrations to the biggest monthly gain in four years....
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Automakers slam French decision on clean diesels

June 26, 2015 06:15 CET

Sales of diesel cars in France may fall after the government excluded diesel engines from the cleanest classification of vehicle pollution. Euro 6 standard diesels will not be included in the Category 1 scheme that classifies vehicles according to how much they pollute. French cities may use the ranking system to decide whether they want to ban diesels....
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PSA will build Bollore electric car in France

June 17, 2015 10:43 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will build the Bollore Bluesummer electric car at its factory in Rennes, western France. The boxy convertible, which has a basic design similar to Citroen's iconic Mehari, will be sold through Citroen dealerships....
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