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18 May 2017 (AFR) - World's carmakers hit pothole as sales fall in key markets - Carmakers are getting that 2009 breakdown feeling

(18 May 2017, AFR, p12, by David Fickling)

‘The world’s auto industry just hit a pothole. Car sales in Western Europe fell 6.8 per cent in April, their biggest drop since 2013, as a late Easter and the effects of tax changes sapped demand in the UK, the region’s second-biggest market. 55 more words

1.Market Observations

Tesla’s Big Model 3 Bet Is Riding on This Risky Strategy

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company’s cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor’s market value.

Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. 846 more words

OneTime

Ontario investing in transit, vehicle R & D

On March 31, the Government of Ontario announced  that it will invest  $13.5 billion in the GO Regional Express Rail  project – expanding the existing GO commuter rail system in the Toronto-Hamilton area by building 12 new stations and  increasing  the frequency of service. 324 more words

Government Policy

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

Having grown up in Alabama prior to the auto plants arrival, I can see how being 3rd world status would attract certain industries to the area.

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Workers

This Automaker with Ties to Mexico Is Writing Up a Trump Contingency Plan

Kia Motors said on Thursday it is drawing up a contingency plan to cope with the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, reflecting growing wariness by Asian exporters about the prospect of U.S. 350 more words

Leadership

THE HORRIBLE TRUTH ABOUT TRUMP - Interview With Louis Cammarosano

Donald Trump is moving faster than most people can keep up with the headlines. Here are a few headlines over the last 24 hours: 

Trump To Sign Executive Orders Restricting Immigration, Order Mexican Border Wall…

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Politics

Donald Trump says environmental regulations are ‘out of control’

President Trump told leaders of the country’s largest automakers Tuesday that he will curtail “unnecessary” environmental regulations and make it easier to build plants in the United States, changes that he expects will shore up the manufacturing jobs he repeatedly promised to voters on the campaign trail. 247 more words