TOKYO, May 21- Signs are that most firms in export-driven Japan Inc, having got the weaker yen they craved, now want the currency to either stabilise or recover ground, rather than continue a slide that will increasingly raise their costs.
LOS ANGELES, May 20- In October 2004, then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rolled up to a pioneering fueling station at Los Angeles International Airport in a hydrogen-powered metallic blue Hummer loaned to him by General Motors Corp..
TOKYO, May 20- Japan risks missing, yet again, an opportunity to use foreign investment to help fuel sustained economic growth that has eluded it for the last two decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to make Japan "the world's easiest country for companies to do business in" as part of his economic revival plan, which so far has been largely met with approval.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 10- Nissan Motor Co projected a 22.6 percent rise in net income for its current business year as the weakening yen allows Japanese carmakers to cash in overseas profits at more favourable rates.
SAN JOSE CHIAPA, Mexico, May 4- The automotive industry's growing love affair with Mexico was celebrated here on Saturday as Audi executives laid the foundation stone for its first assembly plant in the Americas.
March 27- Workers at Volkswagen AG's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will decide whether they want union representation, and the United Auto Workers is just one option for them, VW's top executive in North America said on Wednesday.
TOKYO, March 28- Japan's Nikkei share average is expected to edge down on Thursday, hurt by weakness in the euro due to concerns about Italy's funding costs and the rescue deal for Cyprus.
NEW YORK, March 27- Political friction between China and Japan delayed by one year Nissan Motor Co's plan to get 10 percent market share in China, Renault-Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn told Reuters Insider on the sidelines of the New York auto show on Wednesday.
*China aiming for 2 mln capacity by 2020. PARIS/ BEIJING, March 18- China will save the electric car, Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn predicts- and with it the vision of battery-powered motoring on which he has staked his credibility.
An ambitious venture between Israel's richest man and one of China's biggest carmakers, Qoros, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this week, is betting that Europeans will overlook the Made in China sticker and fall for its western DNA.
PARIS, Feb 14- French carmaker Renault predicted an upturn in global sales will restore its manufacturing division to profit this year, as overseas growth outweighs Europe's slump. Despite the net income decline to 1.77 billion euros on a 3.2 percent revenue slide to 41.27 billion, operational cash flow came in at 597 million euros, lifting Renault's shares.
TOKYO, Feb 8- Nissan Motor Co bucked the optimistic trend among Japanese carmakers reporting quarterly earnings, leaving its annual profit forecast unchanged as sluggish sales weighed on its bottom line while others got a boost from a weakening yen.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Feb 8- Nissan Motor Co left its annual net profit forecast unchanged at 320 billion yen, bucking the trend among Japanese carmakers for a more optimistic outlook as a result of the yen's depreciation.
*Renault adding jobs in Spain, cutting in France. *Spain gaining export market share, France losing. PARIS, Feb 5- Already living in Germany's shadow, the French economy is increasingly losing ground to southern Europe and Spain in particular, despite efforts by President Francois Hollande to claw back France's competitive edge.
By Norihiko Shirouzu and Yoko Kubota and Paul Lienert. TOKYO/ DETROIT, Feb 4- Are electric cars running out of juice again? In the meantime, the attention of automotive executives in Asia, Europe and North America is beginning to swing toward an unusual but promising new alternate power source: hydrogen.
PARIS, Feb 1- Car sales extended their declines in France, Spain and Italy last month, data showed on Friday, leaving little hope of a European auto market rebound anytime soon. "The French passenger car market started 2013 on as weak a note as it exited 2012," analyst David Arnold at Credit Suisse said in a note.
*Program will be rolled out at US dealers next spring. DETROIT, Dec 28- Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it will offer to replace some poorly performing batteries on its Leaf electric car and improve warranty coverage for the battery systems for its almost 20,000 U.S. owners.
At the time, Toyota was struggling to rebuild its supply base after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the yen was climbing toward a post-war record high against the dollar.