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Industry Trend Analysis - US Demand Improves Vehicle Production Outlook - MAR 2015

Americas February 2015 / Canada / Industry

BMI View: Increasing demand for SUVs and other larger models in the US will provide a kick-start for Canadian vehicle production in 2015 and beyond. We had already expected production in the light truck segment to outpace passenger cars over our five-year forecast period, but we now expect the differential to be more pronounced, particularly in 2015 and 2016.

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Industry Trend Analysis - CARS Programme Requirements Too Onerous - MAR 2015

Asia February 2015 / Philippines / Industry

While the CARS programme is a step in the right direction to boost the competitiveness of the Philippines auto industry, we believe its requirements need to be relaxed to encourage more automakers to locate production facilities in the country.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Slovakia Becoming Key To Future of Volkswagen - MAR 2015

Emerging Europe February 2015 / Slovakia / Industry

BMI View: Passenger car production in Slovakia will grow in importance for Volkswagen over BMI's five-year forecast period to 2019. Added investment into the company's Bratislava plant, low operational risk factors, and growing European demand will mean Slovakia remains an attractive investment option with strong growth prospects.

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Global Company Strategy - Russia Remains Key Risk To Renault - MAR 2015

Middle East & Africa February 2015 / Global / Industry

Although a broad recovery in European auto sales coupled with aggressive cost-cutting measures is bolstering Renault's profitability, we highlight the challenging Russian vehicle market as a risk, which will weigh on the automaker's profitability in 2015.

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Global Industry Overview - Global Autos Updates: Lower Oil Prices Will Give And Take Away - MAR 2015

Western Europe February 2015 / Global / Industry

The period of recovery witnessed in many developed states in 2014 is now over and we are looking toward much slower rates of passenger car sales growth in 2015.

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