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  • TOKYO, July 17- Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn raised doubts over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to appoint women to 30 percent of top jobs by 2020, saying rushing to meet such a target could set the firm and its staff up for failure.

  • After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:29 AM ET

    TOKYO— Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

  • Nissan CEO: Japan female bosses goal too ambitious Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is advocating that women make up 10 percent of Nissan's managerial ranks in Japan by 2017.. But Ghosn said he wasn't about to rush things just because having women visible in management ranks has become more topical in Japan.

  • FRANKFURT, June 27- Daimler AG and Nissan Motor Co are jointly investing $1.36 billion to develop premium small cars and build a factory in Mexico, the companies said on Friday, in a step that deepens cooperation between the Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands.

  • FRANKFURT, June 27- Daimler AG and Renault Nissan will invest 1 billion euros to develop small cars and build a factory in Mexico, the companies said on Friday, in a step that deepens cooperation between the premium Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands.

  • PARIS/ STUTTGART, June 26- Daimler and Nissan have finalized a joint venture deal to build future Mercedes and Infiniti compact cars in Mexico, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday as the automakers called a news conference to unveil the plans.

  • Silicon valley companies have long pioneered "autonomous vehicles", and Google tested one in Nevada in 2012. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz developed an S-class limousine that drove in August without any driver input.

  • Renault-Nissan's Russian resilience has limits Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    PARIS/ MOSCOW, May 14- Renault is looking closely at Western sanctions on Russia even though its carmaking alliance with Nissan appears better positioned than others to ride out the crisis over Ukraine.

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 12- Nissan Motor Co will prioritise boosting profit margins over market share, its CEO said on Monday, signalling a shift in emphasis after the Japanese automaker forecast the lowest operating margin among its peers for this financial year.

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 12- Nissan Motor Co expects profit to grow at a slower rate than analysts forecast this year and an operating margin that would be the lowest of its compatriots, weighed down by the costs of aggressive expansion.

  • *Peugeot targets 2 pct automotive margin for 2018. PARIS, April 14- PSA Peugeot Citroen will nearly halve its product line and focus investment on new technology in an attempt to return to profit, the struggling carmaker's new boss Carlos Tavares said on Monday.

  • *Peugeot targets 2 pct automotive margin for 2018. PARIS, April 14- PSA Peugeot Citroen's new boss Carlos Tavares vowed to halt losses and restore profitability at its core manufacturing division in 2018, as he set out a long-awaited recovery plan for the struggling French carmaker.

  • UPDATE 1-Russian car sales flat in March - AEB Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    MOSCOW, April 8- Russian car sales were flat in March from a year earlier, a lobby group for the industry said on Tuesday, showing some sign of stabilisation after two months of falls. Car sales have been falling as Russia's economy falters and people delay making large purchases, and they are expected to remain weak this year.

  • BERLIN, April 2- Volkswagen has joined a rush by Western carmakers to tap fast-growing Southeast Asian markets to take on Japanese rivals in a region where a burgeoning middle class has money to spend.

  • PARIS/ TOKYO, March 17- Renault and Japanese alliance partner Nissan unveiled their boldest steps yet to combine key operations and pursue economies of scale to rival auto giants like Volkswagen.

  • PARIS/ TOKYO, March 17- Renault and alliance partner Nissan unveiled plans on Monday to integrate key operations and pursue economies of scale to keep up with big rivals like Volkswagen.

  • Nissan and Daimler sign Mexico venture plan - source Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    PARIS, March 14- Nissan and Daimler have agreed on plans for a 50-50 Mexican joint venture designed to produce future vehicle models for their Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brands, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

  • GENEVA, March 4- Daimler's Mercedes and Nissan's Infiniti plan to pool development of compact cars to cut costs, expand the German carmaker's North American production and broaden the Infiniti lineup, people familiar with the matter said.

  • PARIS, March 3- Whatever the secret of French carmaker Renault's crisis-defying performance, Carlos Tavares has taken it with him to domestic competitor PSA Peugeot Citroen. An appearance at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday marks Tavares's graduation from former Renault second-in-command and Carlos Ghosn protégé to Peugeot CEO- and Ghosn rival.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Honda Motor Co is considering diversifying its all-Japanese, all-male board by appointing a foreigner and could move as early as Monday, when it unveils its next slate of directors, sources close to the company said.