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A tale of two carmakers: Tesla overcomes Nissan

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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn was in pugnacious form on Wednesday during a 145-minute press conference in Beirut, at which he proclaimed his innocence while simultaneously bemoaning the underperformance of the Nissan share price.

By the numbers: Since Ghosn was arrested in November, Nissan's enterprise value has declined to $85 billion from $96 billion, a rate of roughly $36 million per trading day.

Go deeperArrowJan 9, 2020

Uber's new London move with Nissan on electric vehicles

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Uber announced Friday a deal with Nissan to provide up to 2,000 electric Nissan LEAFs to drivers in London at a discount.

The big picture: Electrifying vehicles used by mobility services is important for keeping emissions from ride-hailing in check as it grows.

Go deeperArrowJan 24, 2020

Lebanon forms new government amid economic crisis and protests

Lebanon's newly formed Cabinet. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

After months of protests and unrest, a Hezbollah-backed prime minister and Cabinet are assuming leadership in Lebanon as they meet for the first time on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

The big picture: Prime Minister Hassan Diab is inheriting a plethora of problems he must address quickly if he hopes to financially stabilize Lebanon and win the trust of protesters. He must also quell the nerves of the Arab Gulf states — who are concerned about Hezbollah's growing influence in Beirut and hesitant to extend financial support as a result, per Reuters.

Go deeperArrowJan 22, 2020