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After years of opposing France's influence on its partnership with Renault, Nissan may have a chance to deepen ties with its French counterpart if the government agrees to sell its 15 percent stake.
Nissan said the Renault-Nissan alliance has no plans to change cross-shareholding ratios of its member companies, after reports emerged that a closer tie-up that would lead to a merger.
Renault and alliance partner Nissan are discussing plans for a closer tie-up in which the Japanese carmaker would acquire the bulk of the French state's 15 percent Renault holding, Reuters reported.
PSA said it has won the backing of several unions for plans to eliminate 1,300 jobs using a new form of voluntary cuts introduced by President Emmanuel Macron.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will hold talks with Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner next week to address concerns about the future of the company's diesel injectors factory.
Dieppe, a small coastal town in Normandy, France, is the birthplace of Renault's Alpine brand, which has restarted production after a 20-year break.
A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.
Fiat Chrysler is the subject of a French judicial inquiry into suspected obstruction of an investigation into diesel emissions cheating, reports said.
Paris authorities plan to ban diesel and gasoline combustion engine cars by 2030 to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The French investigation into alleged emissions cheating by PSA and other automakers found suspect software had been used on almost 2 million vehicles sold by PSA, a report said.
New French President Emmanuel Macron and Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn have tangled, but appear to be working out a somewhat peaceful coexistence.
Navya, a French maker of driverless shuttles, is training its robot-driven machines to navigate around bankers and corporate directors in Paris, ahead of a push to sell vehicles in the U.S.
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