PARIS May 13 Renault on Monday said joint-venture partners Nissan Motor Co had contributed 433 million euros ($561.69 million) to the French car maker's first-quarter earnings.
Renault owns 43.4 percent of Nissan, which last week projected a 22.6 percent rise in net income for its current business year.
($1 = 0.7709 euros) (Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt; Editing by Christian Plumb)
UPDATE 5-Brazil defends beef after 'system-wide problem' prompts U.S. ban
CHICAGO/BRASILIA, June 23 Brazil scrambled to shore up its beef industry's reputation on Friday after the United States blocked shipments of fresh cuts, saying it found abscesses in the meat and signs of systemic failure of inspections in the world's largest beef exporter.