Nick Kostov, Wall Street Journal

Nick Kostov

Wall Street Journal

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  • Moneyish
  • Yahoo Finance
  • Financial News

Recent articles by Nick:

Carlos Ghosn Faces Stepped-Up Probe in France

An investigation into spending authorized by Carlos Ghosn when he was Renault CEO has been turned up a notch by French prosecutors. → Read More

France to Deploy Extra Troops to Fight Extremists in Africa’s Sahel

France will deploy an extra 600 troops to Africa’s Sahel region, reinforcing its role spearheading counterterrorism operations in parts of Africa after a helicopter crash in Mali that killed 13 of its soldiers in November. → Read More

Carlos Ghosn Tries to Reclaim Narrative

Days after fleeing Japan, Carlos Ghosn is mounting a pointed counterattack on Japanese authorities and Nissan, aiming to unravel their case against him. → Read More

Carlos Ghosn flees house arrest in Japan, arrives in Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn, the former chief of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi car making alliance who was under house arrest for alleged financial wrongdoing in Japan,... → Read More

Nissan, Ghosn Settle With SEC Over Pay Disclosures

Nissan Motor Co. and its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, have settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stemming from an investigation into pay disclosures. → Read More

Notre Dame Reconstruction Work On Hold Over Lead Fears

Paris officials halted restoration work on the 850-year-old landmark after a workplace inspection raised​ concerns ​that​workers and local residents could be exposed to toxic levels of lead. → Read More

The Most Important Ingredient in Hit Cooking Videos—Beautiful Hands

Chefs tend to wear their scars and burns as a badge of honor, unless their hands are ready for a close up. → Read More

Notre Dame Celebrates First Mass Since Going Ablaze

Two months to the day since fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral and destroyed much of its roof and vaulted ceiling, the archbishop of Paris has offered the first Mass in the charred building that is still in danger of partial collapse. → Read More

Renault Board Says Probe Finds Questionable Expenses

Renault said a probe of its alliance with Nissan Motor Co. has found what could be millions of euros in questionable expenses as the French auto maker accused former CEO Carlos Ghosn of ethical violations for the first time. → Read More

WPP Will Pay Martin Sorrell More Than $2 Million in Shares as Part of Long-Term Bonus

WPP said it would pay former Chief Executive Martin Sorrell shares worth more than £2 million, or about $2.7 million, as part of a long-term bonus, despite having threatened to withhold the payment. → Read More

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Shakes Up Management After Ghosn Arrest

The globe-spanning auto alliance of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is shuffling management in the wake of Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and dismissal, reassigning senior executives who worked alongside the auto titan. → Read More

Embattled WPP’s Shares Leap but Ad Gloom Lingers

Shares in WPP jumped 8% after the advertising giant reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and said its performance should improve toward the end of 2019. → Read More

France Pushed Nissan for a Renault Merger but Was Rebuffed

The French government engaged directly in discussions with Nissan early in 2018 about the possibility of a full-blown merger with Renault, and Nissan made clear its opposition to the idea. → Read More

Pernod Hits Back at Activist Elliott as Stock Hits Record High

Pernod Ricard chief Alexandre Ricard defended against criticism from activist investor Elliott Management, setting out his own plan to boost profit at the maker of Chivas Regal whisky and Absolut vodka. → Read More

Ghosn In Prison: No Clock, No Computer and 30 Minutes a Day Outside

Carlos Ghosn said he is allowed daily, 30-minute outdoor breaks on the roof of the detention center where he has been held for more than two months. Without a clock or watch, he has “no sense of time,” according to a jail house interview published Thursday. → Read More

France Asks Renault to Name Successor to Carlos Ghosn

France’s finance minister said Renault has been asked to call a board meeting in the coming days to name new leadership. Renault CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been held in a Tokyo jail since his arrest on Nov. 19. → Read More

Ghosn’s Wife Writes to Watchdog Group About His Treatment in Jail

The wife of ousted Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn urged Human Rights Watch to raise awareness of his treatment by Japan’s criminal justice system. → Read More

Wife of Jailed Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Asks About His Health

The wife of Carlos Ghosn is pressing Japanese authorities to provide information about his state of health following media reports the automotive executive developed a fever in jail. → Read More

Renault Urges Nissan to Call for Shareholder Meeting Following Nissan Indictment

French auto maker Renault has urged Nissan Motor to call a meeting of its shareholders after the Japanese company and its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, were indicted on allegations of financial misconduct. → Read More

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Commit to Alliance in Wake of Ghosn Arrest

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi said they were committed to their globe-spanning auto alliance as senior executives from all three met formally for the first time since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the partnership’s prime architect. → Read More