Tokyo — For the past couple of weeks, since the subject first emerged in a leak, one question has nagged louder than the many others in the Carlos Ghosn affair: exactly what kind of palace-based, Louis XIV-themed banquet does €635,000 buy you these days? YouTube has now given us the answer. A newly spotted video — professionally recording the party at the Palace of Versailles on March 9 2014 — provides both a glimpse into the mind of the former Nissan and Renault chairman and a reminder that cameras should never be invited to parties. The event has come under the microscope of an investigation by the French auditor Mazars, ordered by both Nissan and Renault in 2019. Its purpose was to scrutinise spending by Renault-Nissan BV (RNBV), the Netherlands-registered joint venture at the heart of the alliance. Its findings may not show illegality, but are likely to prove awkward. People briefed on the investigation said Mazars had already identified about $12m in company outlays that it su...

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