Auto sales and the oil price: the Great Unwinding continues
20th July 2016 by

Serious questions need to be asked about the likely level of future demand growth for oil and auto s...

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Oil prices remain at pre-2005 levels as inventories rise
22nd February 2016 by

Its mid-winter in Russia, and the snow is deep in some parts of Moscow.  Meanwhile in Venezuela the...

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Auto sales slump in Japan, Brazil and Russia as China slows
17th February 2016 by

China’s slowdown is continuing to reverberate around the world.  One way of measuring this is...

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H1 auto sales fall 2% in Top 7 markets, as BRIJ sales drop 15%
22nd July 2015 by

Hi data for auto sales in world’s top 7 markets is confirming my suggestion last October that ...

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Brazilian, Russian, Japanese auto markets continue to struggle
27th May 2015 by

Bill White’s important critique of the policies being followed by his former central bank coll...

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Q1 auto sales rise just 1.9% in world’s ‘Top 7’ markets
22nd April 2015 by

Its hard to be optimistic about the outlook for the global auto market.  The chart above of the Top...

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OPEC hit as ‘peak oil demand’ arrives and US imports fall
20th April 2015 by

Oil market traders have been having fun in recent weeks, as they have managed to create guaranteed p...

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BRIJ auto markets continue to struggle
16th April 2015 by

Q1 showed little sign of improvement in the world’s second-tier auto markets – Brazil, R...

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BRIJ auto sales head in different directions
19th February 2015 by

There has been a lot of wishful thinking over the past 15 years about the BRIC countries (Brazil, ...

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Russian downturn causes GM, Ford U-turn; EU slows despite discounts
18th September 2014 by

August is a holiday month for Europe’s statisticians.  So we had to wait until yesterday for...

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