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Nissan CEO says company would reconsider strategy if Britain left EU

Nissan CEO says company would reconsider strategy if Britain left EU

SUNDERLAND, England, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of the Nissan Motor Co., said the company would reconsider its corporate options if Britain left the European Union.
Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan is giving the Datsun brand a Go in India.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Datsun to be resurrected for Indian audience

NEW DELHI, July 15 (UPI) -- Japanese auto company Nissan said it was resurrecting the retired Datsun brand by introducing the Datsun Go for the Indian market.
It's not your father's Chevy

It's not your father's Chevy

In blow to shade tree mechanics everywhere who spent Saturdays adjusting carburetors to set engine idle speed, say goodbye to another automotive relic: bench seats.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

CEO sees auto partnerships ahead

DETROIT, June 23 (UPI) -- Adapting newer technologies will force U.S. and other automakers to form partnerships, the chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA said.

Nissan hit by downturn, lays off 20,000

TOKYO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Monday it would lay off 20,000 workers, and joined other Japanese automakers announcing major losses for 2008.
Automakers say they can't fund development

Automakers say they can't fund development

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and foreign automakers have said development of fuel-efficient cars cannot proceed under the current economic environment.
Renault-Nisan moves in on Chrysler-GM

Renault-Nisan moves in on Chrysler-GM

DETROIT, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The French and Japanese Renault-Nissan alliance has proposed purchasing around 20 percent of Chrysler LLC, sources said.

U.S. vehicle sales estimates go down

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 23 (UPI) -- The slump in U.S. auto sales will likely continue through 2009, a top industry executive said.

Renault to mass-produce plug-in cars

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 5 (UPI) -- Renault, in response to soaring gas prices, plans to mass-produce electric cars, the French automaker's chief executive said Saturday.

Renault agrees to buy AvtoVaz stake

MOSCOW, March 1 (UPI) -- French carmaker Renault has agreed to buy a minority stake in Russia's AvtoVaz, the company said.

Missed targets means no bonuses

YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 20 (UPI) -- No bonuses will be given to Nissan board members because the Japanese carmaker failed to reach annual performance targets, company officials said Wednesday.

Nissan CEO gives up North American post

TOKYO, March 16 (UPI) -- Nissan Motor Co.'s chief executive will give up his post as head of North American operations, the automaker said Friday in announcing a management shake-up.

Renault-Nissan seeks U.S. partner

DETROIT, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Renault-Nissan alliance seeks a U.S. partner, the alliance's chief executive said at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

GM, Renault-Nissan talks ended

DETROIT, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Merger talks between the heads of General Motors Corp. and Nissan-Renault are off, to the likely consternation of a U.S. billionaire on GM's board.

GM, Nissan heads discuss alliance

PARIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The heads of General Motors Corp. and Renault SA met Wednesday in Paris about a possible alliance of GM, Renault and Nissan Motor Co.

Report: GM, Ford talk merger

DETROIT, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Executives from Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. have discussed a merger or alliance, Automotive News reported Monday.

Automakers consider 3-way alliance

DETROIT, July 15 (UPI) -- General Motors, Renault and Nissan will begin studying the merits of allying with each other, the officials from companies announced in Detroit.

Kerkorian to GM: Join Renault-Nissan

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- One of General Motors Corp.'s top shareholders wants it to explore joining the Renault SA-Nissan Motor Co. alliance.

Renault in three-year turnaround plan

PARIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The chief executive of the French automaker Renault said Thursday it would be Europe's most profitable carmaker by 2009.

High hopes for Sony's cut-throat plans

TOKYO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- When Howard Stringer took over the helm of Japanese electronics giant Sony in June, many expected the Welsh national to be merciless in sacking people and closi
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Steel shortage halts Nissan factories

TOKYO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Nissan Motor Co. will halt operations at three of its Japanese factories for five days because of steel shortages, Mainichi Shimbun reported Thursday.

Nissan invests $60 million in Egypt

TOKYO, June 28 (UPI) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Monday it would invest $60 million in Eqypt as part of a plan to expand business operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Layoffs may re-open UK's euro debate

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Electronics manufacturer Samsung said it would shut down its manufacturing operations in the UK and cut 425 jobs due to high labor costs.

JapanWatch: Shares down, but still bright

Shares ended lower for the third consecutive session Thursday, as profit-taking weighed down on some of the previous gains. Selling of blue-chips including Toyota, Honda, and Sony was particularly noticeable, but market sentiment continues to be fairly bu
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent
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