Industrials, Automobile & Aerospace

Car Industry Hits ‘Red Alert’ by Aminah Ayub

Investment in the UK car sector has almost halved and output has reduced. Why? Of course, it is none other than Brexit!   The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief Mike Hawkes states that Brexit uncertainty has resulted in enormous damage. This is indicated in the fact that, in 2017, inward investment was…

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How Brexit is affecting the Car-Making Industry?

Car Manufacturers have begun preparations for a no-deal Brexit with many major manufactures moving operations from the UK to other parts of Europe.   In order to prepare for alternative regulatory arrangements, which is a concern for the vehicle industry, Toyota, Honda and Bentley are a few of the manufacturers who have begun to look…

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Tesla on the Up? By Shawn Lim

Despite the recent equity sell-off in October (due to rising interest rates and trade tensions between the US and China), it seems that Tesla overcame the odds by surprising investors with a record quarter. Short sellers took a huge hit as the Tesla Inc stock rose sharply over the past few weeks, from $260.00 to…

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New ‘Premium Economy’ Class On Flights by Aminah Ayub

The price difference between economy and business class seats on flights is staggering. Ticket prices vary depending on route and demand, but, on United Airlines, a seat in economy class (for a long haul flight) can cost you $1,071 compared to a business class at $7,050. Recently, United Airlines has introduced a new class of service…

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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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