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Is Japan really in the doldrums?

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Japan’s economic problems of stagflation and over-valued currency are widely reported and add to this the Japanese struggle to overcome the tragedy of the tsunami and the catastrophic floods in Thailand both of which dramatically affected their production and component sourcing and one might be forgiven to think that Japan has a automotive mountain to climb to re-establish its industry.
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Another first for Roewe…

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The Rover’s Return has gone electric in Shanghai with the opening of the first electric self drive hire station opening in the city, eHi, China People’s daily announced today.
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What’s so special about the US market recovery which Europe lacks?

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The auto credit environment is a pretty consistent part of US auto market support and the auto market’s recovery since the crash has certainly played a significant part in the general US economic recovery. This is in stark contrast with Europe, despite some signs of resilience - the UK and Germany for example, where the automobile market has languished whilst the market in the US has steadily increased (though it will be interested to see whether the American momentum is sustained if, as is widely rumoured, Mr Bernanke turns off or significantly reduces his monetary printing press which reflects the downturn seen in GDP growth by the OECD in 2013 – albeit that US performance is still way ahead of the Eurozone).
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China revs up, the USA is on the road to recovery - but Europe is stuck in neutral or reverse gear

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The EU15 car market continues to stutter and falter – with major problems being faced in Italy, Spain and some of the smaller mature markets such as Greece, Ireland having a significant effect on Europe’s car sales and presenting Europe’s motor industry with headaches of hangover proportions post 2007.
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