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02/10/2015 - France

France opens inquiry into Volkswagen for possible fraud

Paris prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into possible fraud over the nearly 1 million Volkswagen vehicles in the country fitted with devices to cheat diesel emissions tests.

Volkswagen admitted Monday to equipping its diesel-fuelled cars in the United States with software to hide their pollution levels.

Volkswagen not only emission-test cheat, car campaigners claim

France joined other European nations in calling for continent-wide investigations into the automotive sector on Tuesday after German manufacturer Volkswagen admitted it had installed software into ...
VW dealership in Hamburg, Germany
22/09/2015 - France - Germany - US

French finance minister calls for Europe-wide probe after Volkswagen revelations

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has called for a Europe-wide inquiry after revelations that Volkswagen placed secret software in cars to dodge US pollution tests.
Renault Scenic
02/06/2014 - France

Car sales down in France but French manufacturers bear up

Sales in the French car market rose by a disappointing 0.1 percent in May although French manufacturers did well, according to trade data released on Monday.

PSA Peugeot Citroën's new boss Carlos Tavares
30/04/2014 - France

PSA Peugeot Citroën workers give 'pathetic' bonuses to charity as boss's salary announced

Angry employees of French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën have donated their “pathetic” bonuses to charity.
The next car you buy
29/03/2014 - Webwatch

The next car you buy

Cars are becoming one of the most interesting ways of combining technologies together...Our Webwatchers have more.


French press review 19 February 2014

Dongfeng buys into Peugeot. Is this good news for France? Who will be in control? What will happen to French jobs? Will Hollande's Responsibility Pact fail?

A PSA Peugeot-Citroën factory
18/02/2014 - France - China

Peugeot boards opens capital to China's Dongfeng, French state

France's PSA Peugeot Citroën's board approved a tie-up with Chinese carmaker Dongfeng and the French state on Tuesday.
Will you be my Valentine?
15/02/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Will you be my Valentine?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, it’s "hearts and flowers" … tune in to hear your romantic Valentine’s Day dedications.

African press review 10 February 2014

The headlines on the front page of South African financial paper, BusinessDay, would leave you wondering just where the country is headed . . .