fDi Markets Newswire:

Car part supply sector makes inroads into emerging markets

As original equipment manufacturers up their presence in developing countries, the auto parts industry is following close behind

Global auto projects fall by 39.6%

In line with economic predictions, fDi Markets has recorded a significant drop in the number of projects in the automotive OEM and automotive components sector.

auto kick start

A jump-start for the US

Automakers are responding to a US government injection of ‘green’ dollars into the industry by retooling for a new era in car manufacture.

Carmakers eye Brazil market

Brazil is emerging as a key destination for automotive projects, with companies including General Motors, Ford, Fiat, Volkswagen and Renault announcing recent investments.

Auto investment avoids the crash

Investment in the automotive sector was only slightly down in the first nine months of 2009, a boost for an industry hit by a relentless stream of damaging headlines.

China ramps up auto spending

Recent activity shows that China is growing as a source of outward investment in the automotive industry, as well as continuing to be a key global destination market.

Electric dreams

Kentucky’s governor is planning to make the state ‘the epicentre of the US’s automobile industry’ by focusing on its production of batteries for electric cars. Karen E Thuermer reports.

From a spark to a flame

Could electric vehicles re-energise the flagging US auto sector and help fuel economic revival in the rust belt? Lillie Guyer examines the initiatives which encourage battery manufacture and how companies are responding.

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