Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020


Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020


Renault signs Iran auto venture

French carmaker Renault said Friday it would start a joint venture in Iran, tapping into the country's fast-growing car market...

3 Oct 2016


Electric cars purr at Paris car show

Automakers at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday unveiled several electric cars with a range of up to 400km, a technological leap designed...

30 Sep 2016


Europe's car sales up 6.4% in September

PARIS, FRANCE: New car sales in Europe rose by 6.4% in September, the thirteenth month of increases as a recovery in the market spreads across the continent.

20 Oct 2014


Apple, Google brands worth $100bn each

PARIS, FRANCE: The US Apple and Google brands which have become household names around the world are worth more than $100bn each, and top a ranking of the world's biggest brands, consultancy Interbrand said.

10 Oct 2014


Renault freezes Zil deal blaming the ruble's slump

PARIS, FRANCE: French car company Renault has frozen a project to make commercial vehicles with Russian company Zil because of the fall of the ruble, a Renault spokesman said on Wednesday (23 April).

24 Apr 2014


Peugeot Citroen reveals recovery strategy, shares slump

PARIS, FRANCE: French car company Peugeot Citroen, fighting to recover from its financialcrisis with a new Chinese shareholder, presented a recovery strategy, but its shares still slumped.

16 Apr 2014


Peugeot board approves capital tie-up with France, Dongfeng

PSA Peugeot Citroen agreed to a capital tie-up with China's Dongfeng and the French state on Tuesday (18 February), a source said, ending the reign of one of France's oldest industrial dynasties.

19 Feb 2014


Renault's sales rise thanks to low-cost cars

PARIS, FRANCE: French car manufacturer Renault said on Tuesday (21 January) that its sales rose by 3.1% last year to 2.63m vehicles thanks to accelerating performance by its low-cost Dacia brand.

22 Jan 2014


French car sales hit 15-year low in 2013

PARIS, FRANCE: The French car market sank to its lowest level in 15 years with 1.79m new cars being sold last year and projections are that there will be a slow improvement this year.

6 Jan 2014


Renault, Peugeot likely to profit from Iran deal

PARIS, FRANCE: French car manufacturers Peugeot and Renault look to be among the clearest beneficiaries of the interim deal that lifts some sanctions on Iran, with both hoping to leap back into the Middle East's biggest car market.

26 Nov 2013


Air Liquide links with Toyota on fuel-cell stations

PARIS, FRANCE: French industrial gases company Air Liquide said it was teaming up with a Toyota subsidiary to build a network of filling stations for fuel-cell electric vehicles in Japan.

29 Oct 2013


Peugeot reports sales fall, holds targets, shares rise

PARIS, FRANCE: Struggling French car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen reported a fall in third-quarter sales and warned that one of its ventures with General Motors was in doubt on Wednesday (23 October), but held to its financial targets.

24 Oct 2013

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