Key Automotive Trends Towards 2020

16th December 2009

Of the many automotive trends guiding us toward 2020, four key issues stand out. Each one requires an urgent and proactive response from any player intent on securing a successful future in this intensely competitive market: 1. Rise of alternative power trains Start-up companies and Asian players are currently leading on electric vehicles,...

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Russia, the old new frontier

13th June 2008

French automotive firm Renault has signed a billion dollar deal to buy a 25 per cent blocking stake in Russia's largest automaker AvtoVAZ in the rush to cash in on the country's booming car market. AvtoVAZ's main shareholders, state arms manufacturer Rosoboronexport and Troika Capital Partners investment fund, are to...

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With the credit party over, it’s time for companies to take a look in the mirror

7th September 2007

The current crisis in financial markets has once again served as a reminder of how vital and interconnected the health of the U.S. economy is to that of the rest of the world. From New York to Frankfurt to Tokyo, markets were jolted in the past week by fears that...

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UAW versus the Big Three: Its Only Half the Story

19th August 2007

A showdown is currently underway in Detroit as domestic carmakers are in contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, contract talks that are more critical for both sides than ever before with not only jobs but also the very survival of the automakers at stake. It is getting ugly...

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