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Industry Trend Analysis - Ford Invests To Keep Lead Of Growing Van Market - DEC 2014

Americas October 2014 / United States / Industry

BMI View: The US commercial van market will continue to grow as more new models add to the segment's revival. For domestically produced models this will be another source of investment and expansion in the US production industry, which is proving to be increasingly competitive.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Favourable Market Conditions To Support Tyre Suppliers - DEC 2014

Asia October 2014 / India / Industry

Tyre manufacturers in India will benefit from improved margins and also a recovering domestic auto sector. While risks to our outlook remain, we believe that the overall market conditions will continue to be favourable, providing a lift to tyre makers.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Connected Cars: Only A Matter Of Time - NOV 2014

Emerging Europe October 2014 / Global / Industry

Rising demand for in-car connectivity will spur more collaboration between automakers and internet companies. While challenges still exist, we believe connected cars would become the norm within the next decade.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Fighting And Inflation Will Lead To Market Contraction - OCT 2014

Middle East & Africa September 2014 / Iraq / Industry

BMI View: The worsening conflict in Iraq will lead to a 12% contraction in the new car market in 2014, as spending priorities change and trade routes are at risk. Rising inflation will also contribute by pushing up prices of new cars. The market will not return to its 2012 level by the end of our forecast period in 2018.

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Industry Trend Analysis - More Production Declines Despite EU Recovery - DEC 2014

Western Europe October 2014 / Italy / Industry

BMI View: Recently released production data and Fiat's recent decision to pause production of the Panda have prompted us to revise down our forecast for Italian passenger car production. We have revised down our 2014 forecast from 2% to -6.5% and we remain downbeat on growth for the remainder of our forecast period to 2018. .

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