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The Automobile Industry in and Beyond the Crisis

The automobile industry is one of the sectors that has been most hit by the recession. Demand for cars has fallen sharply, accentuating the difficulties of excess production capacity already faced before the crisis and deepening the economic downturn in major car-producing countries. This OECD report examines how closely the automobile and business cycles are …
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Excellence in Logistics

After years of dwindling logistics costs, the trend recently reversed. Across Europe, costs have risen by almost 20 percent since 2003, an increase expected to continue through at least 2013. And amid a global economic recession, more companies are searching for ways to optimize their supply chains to meet the ongoing challenges. The sixth Excellence …
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Global Automation Industry Study 2015

The automation industry saw its strongest period of sustained growth from 2004 to 2007, with business expanding at around 9 percent per year. The financial crisis, however, brought this boom to a juddering halt. The ensuing slump has been massive: the market has shrunk by around 18 percent since 2007. Further, the industry can at …
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Social Panorama of Latin America 2009

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has just launched the report, “The Social Panorama of Latin America 2009.” The study links trends in poverty and income distribution with social protection systems, placing special emphasis on how these systems have responded to the social impacts of the current crisis and on …
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Conquering the Crisis: Global Asset Management 2009

Global asset managers, reeling from declining asset pools and client attrition, must take bold steps to strengthen their businesses if they hope to weather the current financial crisis and gain competitive advantage for the post-crisis era, according to this report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). This latest report is the seventh annual study of …
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