Industrials, Automobile & Aerospace

Paradoxes of Ryanair

Min Thant Recent news regarding European budget airlines are full of despair, with the collapse of the several airlines such as AirBerlin, Alitalia, and Monarch. In addition to this, Ryanair was forced to cancel 20,000 of its flights in recent months due to mismanagement with pilot rosters, calling this event ‘perfect storm’ by Ryanair. As…

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Bright Lights in the SolarCity

Benjamin Foster Thursday saw the confirmation of an all-stock transition of $2.6 billion merging Tesla and SolarCity after more than 85% of the voting shareholders voted in favour of the deal.  Musk sees over $150 million of cost efficiencies in the first year alone and the opportunity for Tesla to offer integrated solar roof panels…

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Arcelor Mittal – melting away?

By Julian Flüß ArcelorMittal, the Luxembourg based, world largest steel manufacturer struggles to satisfy markets’ and investors’ needs. With a lacklustre performance of an astonishing 69 per cent one-year drop and a record annual net loss of more than 7 billion Dollars, the company fell short of analysts’, as well as its shareholders, expectations. The…

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Can the Air Canada deal be the beginning of Bombadier’s comeback?

By Gediminas Velutis Bombardier, the Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company has received its first order in the last 16 months for its CSeries jets from Air Canada. The airline company has ordered 45 jets with an option for 30 more CSeries aircraft for $3.8 billion. The announcement sent Bombardier’s share price up by 30…

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Ryanair – Pulling Up?

By Julian Fluß Ryanair, the Dublin based, famous budget airline and sixth biggest airline in terms of passengers carried, exceeds all investors’ expectations. With January traffic growing 25 percent up to 7.5 million passengers compared to 2015, as well as third quarter profits up impressive 110 percent compared to the same period in 2014, it…

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Airbus – full speed ahead

By Julian Flüß Airbus, Europe’s biggest aircraft manufacturer and second largest defence company, is experiencing bright times. The company, formerly known as EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) and a global key player in aerospace and defence, has been demonstrating an outstanding performance in its latest financial year. This has been reflected in the…

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Automobiles – Doom, Gloom, and Intrigue

By William Newby Recent months have been a period of doom and gloom for the car industry, Volkswagen the biggest headline of them all. US sales, the world’s second largest market for automobiles behind China, fell almost 25% in November, and recently, Standard and Poor again reduced VW’s credit rating from the A to BBB+.…

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