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AvtoVAZ under full control of Renault Nissan alliance


Russia’s AvtoVAZ, the parent company of the well-known Lada brand, has come under the control of majority shareholder Renault-Nissan, as the deal was completed mid-June. The planning of the takeover – which was first agreed back in 2012, called for the French-Japanese Renault-Nissan alliance to be completed sometime this month, with a Renault spokesman confirming it was done on June 18. The ...
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Russia – AvtoVAZ lets go more employees
The situation for the country’s largest carmaker, AvtoVAZ, seems to have turned from serious to critical, as the automaker has announced that at its Togliatti factory there would be not ...
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