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Japan may ban sale of new petrol-powered cars by mid-2030s

December 04, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Japan may ban sales of new petrol-engine cars by the mid-2030s in favour of hybrid or electric vehicles, public broadcaster NHK reported yesterday, aligning it with other countries and regions that are imposing curbs on fossil fuel vehicles.

Carlos Ghosn's repeated arrests in Japan were 'extrajudicial abuse', says UN

November 23, 2020 7:23 PM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Carlos Ghosn's detention for almost 130 days in a Japanese jail was neither necessary nor reasonable and violated the former Nissan chairman's human rights, a UN panel concluded in a harsh critique of Tokyo prosecutors who led the case against him.

Malaysia seeks to boost auto industry with new tech, but previous controversial policies remain

February 21, 2020 4:26 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia launched on Friday (Feb 21) a new roadmap to revive its stagnant automotive industry, aiming to more than double the sector's contribution to the economy from 4.2 per cent of GDP in 2018 to 10 per cent by 2030.

Carlos Ghosn's Japan lawyer quits after client's flight to Lebanon

January 16, 2020 11:56 AM

TOKYO (AP) - One of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from that job after Ghosn fled the country.

Japan issues arrest warrant for former Nissan chairman's wife

January 08, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Tokyo prosecutors yesterday issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn's wife Carole for allegedly lying in testimony, as officials sought ways to bring the fugitive car industry boss back for trial on financial misconduct charges.

British ex-serviceman linked to Ghosn's escape

January 08, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan to Lebanon has drawn in a British former military man who found wealth in post-war Iraq providing aviation and fuel services, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

Stripteasing Musk launches Tesla SUV programme at new China factory

January 07, 2020 6:36 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Elon Musk showed off striptease moves at the launch of Tesla's Model Y electric sports utility vehicle programme at its new Shanghai factory on Tuesday (Jan 7), where the company delivered its first cars built outside the United States to the public.

Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Carlos Ghosn's wife

January 07, 2020 4:26 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Prosecutors in Japan have obtained an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn, wife of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who last month jumped bail and fled the country, local media reported on Tuesday (Jan 7).

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