Tag Archives: automobiles

Vehicle Sales in China: First Nine Months of 2017

For the first nine months of 2017, total sales of trucks, buses, and passenger cars in China were up 4.5 percent to 20.2 million units, close to the 5 percent increase that most auto analysts are predicting for the full year. China is on track to be the world’s largest car market for the eighth consecutive year.

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How Electric Vehicles Are Changing The Auto Landscape

“If the policymakers and the capital providers are both telling you to do it (i.e. build EVs)…then you’d better get on and just do it.”

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An Inflection Point In The Global Electric Vehicle Industry?

By any definition, the global electric vehicle (EV) industry appears to be at an inflection point. UBS, a large securities firm, believes that significant change is on the way and predicts that a growing global electric vehicle fleet will be disruptive to gasoline demand by 2031.

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China Autos: 2016 Wrap and 2017 Prospects

2016 turned out surprisingly well for China’s automakers. Among other factors, auto sales benefitted from the cut in the purchase tax on small cars initiated by the Chinese government in the final quarter of 2015 to boost flagging demand. The resulting surge in sales carried over into 2016, and when rumors surfaced later in the […]

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Managing The Dragon’s 2017 China Predictions

Ever since MTD began making China predictions in 2009, the state of China’s economy has been a major question mark. For that reason, I have felt compelled to throw my hat into the ring and make my own prediction for the growth of China’s gross domestic product (“GDP”).

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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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BYD and Geely Hit Potholes

BYD and Geely have been the darlings of China’s auto industry. BYD, which its Chairman, Wang Chuanfu, says stands for “Beyond Your Dreams,” has received a great deal of media attention due to the large investment in the company made by billionaire Warren Buffet and its leadership position in electric vehicles. And, Geely broke the […]

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Prof. Edward C. Prescott On China

Edward C. Prescott, the Economics Chair at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, knows a thing or two about macroeconomics. In addition to his work at ASU, Prof. Prescott is a senior monetary advisor at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank and was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 2004. […]

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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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Central Planning Versus Market Capitalism

As the dawn of the new century, a new technology promised to fundamentally change global economics. Government leaders in the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, believed that companies from their respective countries should lead in the development of this new technology. By 2010, two national champions, one from each […]

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