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Past articles by Nick:

Louis Vuitton’s formula for world domination

The brand doubled sales in four years. Can a global behemoth retain its air of exclusivity? → Read More

Adidas to investigate allegations against Kanye West

The company said Thursday that it would start the probe after receiving an anonymous letter that alleged years of misconduct in the workplace by Mr. West,... → Read More

Jeep Owner Stellantis to End China Joint Venture

The Netherlands-based car maker said it would end the joint venture that makes and distributes its Jeep brand in China, citing a lack of progress in its plan to take a majority share in the venture. → Read More

Extreme Heat Scorches Europe, Fueling Wildfires, Drought

With unseasonably high temperatures that have reached as far north as London, the continent has become a tinderbox. → Read More

Key Participant in 2015 Paris Terror Attacks Sentenced to Life in Prison, the Harshest Punishment Under French Law

The conviction of Salah Abdeslam, the highest-profile participant in the November 2015 terror attacks, ends a brutal chapter in France’s yearslong struggle with terrorist groups. → Read More

Billionaire Ray-Ban Owner Leonardo Del Vecchio Dies at 87

The Italian industrialist built an eyewear empire that spanned some of the biggest fashion brands and was the architect of the megamerger between Luxottica and French lens maker Essilor. → Read More

French Prosecutors Seek Life in Prison for Key Participant in 2015 Paris Terrorist Attack

Salah Abdeslam, a 32-year-old Frenchman, says he decided against detonating his suicide vest during an Islamic State massacre that killed 130 people across the nation’s capital in a single night. → Read More

Renault Sells Russia Business to State-Backed Entity for One Ruble

The French auto maker has reached a deal to cede its 68% stake in AvtoVAZ to a state-backed entity for one ruble and a six-year option to buy back its shares, according to people familiar with the matter—illustrating the limited options that Western firms face in leaving Russia. → Read More

Carlos Ghosn’s French Arrest Warrants Focus on Bonus Payments

French prosecutors have zeroed in on about $16 million in payments from Renault to an Omani dealership, money they suspect ended up in companies controlled by the former auto executive and his family. → Read More

France issues arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn

Ghosn is accused of funneling millions of dollars of Renault funds into accounts for his own personal use → Read More

France Issues International Arrest Warrant for Carlos Ghosn

French prosecutors also issue warrants for four others for allegedly helping the former Renault executive enrich himself. → Read More

France’s Presidential Election Hinges on Far-Left Voters

The duel between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election this Sunday hinges on voters whose first choice to lead the nation was a far-left, pro-immigration anticapitalist. → Read More

Spotify Rival Deezer Strikes SPAC Deal Valuing It at About $1.1 Billion

French music streaming service Deezer is merging with a special-purpose acquisition company aiming to go public at valuation of about $1.1 billion. → Read More

Stellantis Shareholders Reject Executive Pay Packages, Including for CEO

The unusual step of opposing the car maker’s pay plan follows French government criticism that CEO Carlos Tavares was earning too much. → Read More

Roman Abramovich Asset Freeze Extends to $7 Billion in Jersey and a French Chateau

Police on the English Channel island raided a property on Tuesday that they said was thought to be connected to the Russian oligarch → Read More

Spotify Rival Deezer Nears Deal to Go Public

French music streaming service Deezer is nearing a deal to go public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company backed by the family behind luxury titan Kering SA, according to people familiar with the matter. → Read More

France’s Macron Under Fire for Hiring McKinsey for Covid Vaccine Rollout

Scrutiny of the French government’s spending on private consultants during the vaccine rollout has thrown President Emmanuel Macron on the defensive as his bid for reelection approaches its final week. → Read More

Shares of Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital Plunge After Auditing Delay

It is the second time this month that the advertising firm was forced to delay its earnings report. → Read More

Many Businesses Are Quitting Russia. Big French Firms Are Staying Put.

Some of France’s largest companies, including Renault, Societe Generale and TotalEnergies, are maintaining ties in Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

Russian Car Maker, Known for Cold War Self-Reliance, Idles Factories

The disruption at Lada shows how Russia’s economy is beginning to feel the bite of sanctions the West imposed on Moscow after President Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine. → Read More