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Industry Trend Analysis - Lack Of Funding Transparency Threatening Faraday's Manufacturing Plan - SEPT 2016

Americas July 2016 / United States / Industry

The lack of transparency surrounding Faraday Future's fund raising strategy will obstruct the company's plans to build a manufacturing plant in the US. As long as the company's lack of transparency continues, the state government will not grant the incentives required by Faraday to facilitate the building of its plant.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Tesla's Charging Infrastructure Investment Boosting Local Production Aim - SEPT 2016

Asia July 2016 / China / Industry

The move by Tesla to ramp up its public charging infrastructure in China will provide a boost to its aim of establishing domestic production. While there are key factors within the market support a move to establish a JV and produce locally, there are significant risks which will push the previously stipulated mid-year date for an agreement further back.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Brexit - Autos Implications Reiterated - SEPT 2016

Emerging Europe July 2016 / United Kingdom / Industry

The UK's decision to leave the EU will bring net-negative consequences for both UK and EU automotive companies. The impact of uncertainty and currency weakness in the aftermath will have an immediate negative effect on vehicle demand. Investment levels, bargaining power and labour markets will all be negatively impacted over our entire five-year forecast period.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Suzuki's LCV Launch Looking To Leverage Affordability - SEPT 2016

Middle East & Africa July 2016 / South Africa / Industry

The strategy to launch an affordable LCV in the South African market in 2016 will neatly position Suzuki Auto to leverage the segment's return to sales growth in 2017. Despite its favourable pricing, the company will struggle to meet its sales target of 80 units a month in 2016 as a weak business environment drags on LCV sales.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Global Autos: 2016 Marks The Turning Point - SEPT 2016

Western Europe July 2016 / Global / Industry

Global autos sales growth in 2016 will be almost double that registered in 2015, driven mostly by developed states. We see further improvement to 4.0% in 2017 as sales in leading EMs that have been contracting find a bottom this year

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