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Industry Trend Analysis - The New Unconventional Chinese Strategy: EVs in LatAm - OCT 2017

Americas September 2017 / Latin America / Industry

Chinese autos producers are betting big on EV production in Latin America, which represents a change in direction compared to their previous regional strategies focused on SUVs and commercial vehicle segments. The shift in strategy represents a well-calculated move that will allow them to leverage their own home-grown competitive advantages in the EV space and secure a strong market share in the Latin America EV market before it begins to boom.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Autos Investment Round-Up: China Solidifying Its EV Hub Status - OCT 2017

Asia September 2017 / Asia / Industry

EV related investments will continue to dominate the investment landscape in China and Thailand will emerge as a hot spot for CV related investments as automakers look to capitalise on its infrastructure investment plan.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Autos Investment Round-Up: Russia And Central Asia Outperforming - OCT 2017

Emerging Europe September 2017 / Europe / Industry

Russia and the economies of the Commonwealth of Independent States are leading the charge of investment across the emerging Europe region. Companies are being attracted by the prospects of recovery in these markets while in other parts of emerging Europe investments seem more focused on consolidating SUV production and meeting the demand for more complex new technologies.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Extensive Risk A Blow to Overall Performance - OCT 2017

Middle East & Africa September 2017 / Iraq / Industry

Iraq places in the bottom three of our Autos Sales RRI due to poor performance in both Risks and Rewards. Its biggest obstacle to improved performance in the Risk pillar is its extensive political and operating risks while on the Reward side of our RRI its limited growth opportunities and poor competitive landscape will further prevent better performance.

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Industry Trend Analysis - German Election: Merkel Victory Will Force Industry Innovation - OCT 2017

Western Europe September 2017 / Germany / Political Risk

A victory for Angela Merkel's CDU party in Germany's federal elections will see a tougher stance taken against carmakers with a push for more innovation to tackle pollution. However, while standing by the 2020 goal for having 1mn EVs on the road, Merkel will not take the route of EV quotas favoured by the SPD.

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