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Industry Trend Analysis - Above-Ground Obstacles Will Prompt Production Downgrade - DEC 2015

Americas October 2015 / Brazil / Industry

Petrobras' continued struggle to realise its strategic goals reinforces our view that company will be forced to reassess its upstream plans. The country's poor policymaking environment will be unable to implement the reforms necessary to support production growth.


Industry Trend Analysis - Tax Cuts Add To Domestic OEM Advantage - DEC 2015

Asia October 2015 / China / Industry

Tax cuts on Chinese small car sales will not repeat the 50% growth of 2009's cuts, but will be the difference between contraction and marginal growth in the market. Domestic brands are well placed to extend their advantage.


Commodities Forecast - Diesel/Gasoil: Weaker Demand Supports Bearish Price Outlook - DEC 2015

Emerging Europe October 2015 / Global / Industry

We have downgraded our 2016 diesel price forecast from USD73.00/bbl to USD69.00/bbl in line with our revised forecast for crude oil prices. We expect persistent oversupply in the global diesel market, sustained weakness in the Chinese economy and weaker European consumption growth to keep a lid on diesel prices up to 2018, before a gradual easing of the global oil supply glut leads to a modest uptick in diesel prices over 2018-2019.


Industry Trend Analysis - Three Autos Markets To Replace The BRICs - NOV 2015

Middle East & Africa October 2015 / Global / Industry

As the autos markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) undergo a period of deceleration, and in some cases contraction, we look at possible replacements as opportunities for growth, based on our forecasts for total vehicle sales.


Industry Trend Analysis - VW's Mild September Papers Over Damage To Brand - DEC 2015

Western Europe October 2015 / Europe / Industry

Volkswagen's continued sales growth in Europe during September is not a sign that the company's brand image remains untarnished. Instead October will prove a far tougher month for the company and will better indicate its future prospects in the region after countries place restrictions on the sale of Volkswagen Group's diesel models and the actual effects of shifting consumer tastes begin to show.