In a surprise move, a court in Japan has rejected a request to extend the detention of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, paving the way for his release.
Mr Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct – accused of under-reporting his pay package over a five-year period.
He was arrested in Tokyo in November after the allegations first surfaced.
His detention could have been extended on separate charges until 30 December.
However, in a shock decision the Tokyo District Court said on Thursday it had heard the prosecutors’ request to keep Mr Ghosn in detention, and had rejected it. The move means he may be released as early as Friday. Read more