Tag Archives: Automotive
The Beijing Auto Show 2012

The Beijing Auto Show 2012

First quarter passenger car sales in China may have been flat, but that does not seem to have dampened the enthusiasm for the Beijing Auto Show, which opened earlier this week. Every year, China’s major auto show alternates between Beijing and Shanghai, and every year, the show seems to get bigger. This year’s show requires [...]

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China Car Sales Slow in February

While car sales in the United States increased by a sizzling 27 percent in February, China’s auto industry managed to eke out only a single-digit increase, a rare occurrence in China’s auto industry. According to Kate Zhu, auto analyst for Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd., passenger vehicle sales totaled 772,441 units in February, up 7.4 percent [...]

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Beyond Beijing: The Recovery in U.S. Autos

“Feb. auto sales jump 27 percent, top expectations,” the Reuters headline screamed to readers. Sitting here in China, of course, headlines like this are the rule, not the exception. China’s auto industry has been on a tear, with sales ratcheting up well beyond what anyone could have imagined just a few years ago. The interesting [...]

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The Coming Auto Wars

As discussed in our recent recap of the Global Auto Forum 2010, one of the consensus views expressed at the GAF was that China will have substantial excess capacity in autos by 2015, and the resulting pressure to export vehicles may lead to significant trade tensions with countries that have large automotive industries (read the [...]

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Global Auto Forum 2010

The team at JFP Holdings had the honor of working with Wang Xia, Chairman of the Automotive Committee of the China Council for the Promotion of Trade, over the past year to organize the inaugural Global Auto Forum (“GAF”), which was held in the city of Chengdu in the People’s Republic of China last Thursday [...]

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Winners and Losers in China’s Passenger Car Market

President John F. Kennedy is credited with coining the phrase that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” With sales up by 45 percent during the first seven months of 2010, there are no losers in China’s passenger car market — at least not yet. This year’s growth is due to an economy that is still [...]

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China’s Heavy Duty Truck Market

Passenger cars are a hot item in China these days. With car sales up by 45 percent through July, it seems that everyone in China is buying a car this year. It’s no wonder then that more than 800,000 people visited the Beijing auto show during the last week in April, making it the best-attended [...]

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Inkfish and Oil: A Disconnect With Surging Auto Sales

Liam Denning, a Wall Street Journal reporter who writes for the newspaper’s “Heard on the Street”, called late last week with a question. Liam was puzzled by the apparent disconnect between fast growing vehicle sales in China and much slower growth in gasoline demand. Here was his dilemma: As China’s vast population grows richer, so [...]

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China Expands Abroad: The Coming M&A Boom

Geely’s acquisition of Volvo is a watershed event for both the global auto industry and the international mergers and acquisitions business. The acquisition of a global auto brand by a relative industry newcomer from China demonstrates how quickly even major industries like automobiles are being transformed by the development of China’s economy. It also may [...]

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“The Truth About Cars”

The China market for all products is significantly larger than most people realize. That’s because many analysts only consider the high price/high technology segment of the market in China, that part of the market that most resembles those in more developed markets. But, the total market for any product in China is actually much larger [...]

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