While other major European auto makers work hard to determine what went wrong in the year’s first half, Renault SA executives are popping champagne corks over a 29% increase in profits during the period. The French auto maker says it ended the first-half with net profits of €1.5 billion ($1.8 billion), compared with €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) in like-2003. Revenues shot up 11.6% to €20.8 billion ($25.1 billion), with overall vehicle sales (including Automobile Dacia SA, Renault Samsung ...

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