Europe’s Troubles: BMW postscript

…my quick analysis suggests no European OEM will weather the coming storm without taking on a fearful amount of water… According to an August 16th Bloomberg post on BMW, discounting is rampant in the German market, while sales are not responding. (According to a friend who has worked in Europe, this phenomenon of phantom sales […]

Reverse Import Deja Vu?

…a strong yen should boost exports to Japan… In 1992 I wrote a paper about Japanese car imports, later picked up by the Economist, in Japanese by Toyo Keizai (東洋経済) and by the MIT International Motor Vehicle Program about the growth of Japanese car imports. Ah, but what news was in that? Well, I was […]