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  • Ukraine-Russia conflict
    On 20 September 2017, at the United Nation's General Assembly (UNGA), Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the deployment of a UN-led peacekeeping mission to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine that would "facilitate restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty and not freeze the conflict" in Donbass. Poroshenko's statement was aimed at reviving the initiative on the peacekeeping missio...
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  • Tata launches Nexon crossover at aggressive prices
    Aggressive pricing and the availability of both gasoline (petrol) and diesel engines are expected to help Tata generate sales of the new Nexon crossover. IHS Markit perspective Significance: Tata Motors has launched its Nexon crossover in India, further intensifying competition in this segment. Implications: Priced aggressively, the Nexon will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, ...
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  • Volvo unveils first compact crossover, the XC40
    Volvo Cars has finally revealed its much anticipated first compact crossover, the XC40. IHS Markit perspective Significance: Volvo Cars has finally revealed its much anticipated first compact crossover, the XC40. Implications: The vehicle will compete in the fast growing premium end of this category, and offer a range of innovations in terms of technology and ownership options. Outlook: IHS ...
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  • China wastepaper import ban less severe than feared
    This article by Bill Mongelluzzo originally published on JOC.com. Although about 16 percent of US wastepaper exports to China could be lost due to the government’s latest ban on importation of scrap commodities, the estimated 160,000 TEU represented by mixed scrap paper will be far less damaging than if China had targeted the more voluminous cardboard and newspaper sectors. This latest environme...
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  • Eurasia Airshow appoints Jane’s as publisher of Official Show Daily
    The Eurasia Airshow has appointed Jane’s as the publisher of its official and exclusive Show Daily for the first Eurasia Airshow, taking place on the 25 -28 April 2018 in Antalya, Turkey. Turkey is one of the fastest growing markets in the global aviation industry. This rapid development, together with Turkey’s geographical location as a bridge between Asia and Europe, offers great potential for ...
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  • Toyota launches new "GR" sports car series in Japan with seven-model lineup
    With the new sports car series, Toyota is attempting to refresh its image as driver focused and aspirational, rather than just utilitarian. IHS Markit perspective Significance: Toyota Motor Corporation has unveiled the new "GR" sports car series in the Japanese market. The new performance lineup includes the top-level GRMN, the mid-range GR, and the entry-level GR Sport. In addition to Japan, ...
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  • Price alert: Wallboard prices will rise with post-hurricane construction
    Softwood lumber is the first material that comes to mind in light of post-hurricane reconstruction and rising prices. As the damage gets assessed in Texas and Florida, consumers may encounter another material with a higher price tag: gypsum wallboard. In the United States, the majority of domestic and imported gypsum is used in the production of prefabricated products such as wallboard (drywall)....
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  • IHS Markit US GDP Tracker: 19 September update
    As of 19 September 2017, IHS Markit estimates that real US GDP will increase at a 1.7% annual rate in the third quarter, lower than our latest US macro forecast of 2.1% growth, released on 7 September. The August CPI, retail sales, industrial production, and housing starts reports all decreased our real GDP outlook for the third quarter. Our forecast for real consumer spending growth currently sta...
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  • Glencore may eye WICET exit through Rolleston thermal coal sale
    Glencore's proposed sale of its 13 mt/y Rolleston thermal coal mine has cast doubt over the viability of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) in Queensland, where the company is the major equity holder and currently the dominant shipper.  On the face of it, Glencore's announcement on 28 August flagging the sale said the move is about capital allocation to projects that offer location s...
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  • Colombia: Prospects for ELN peace process
    The government and the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) on 1 October are due to begin a United Nations observed ceasefire that will last until 12 January 2018. The ceasefire announcement, made to coincide with a visit by the Pope in early September, marks the most significant positive development in the peace negotiations since they began formally in February 2017. The ELN with approximately ...
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  • Ice melt opens up Arctic maritime and military activity
    The prospect of global warming leading to ice-free navigation in the Arctic Ocean raises commercial opportunities as well as the risks of military conflict. The content from this blog post is compiled from Jane’s Intelligence Review. For more information or to subscribe visit Jane’s Intelligence Review. The Arctic has been gradually warming since the middle of the 19th century, and since 1950 th...
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  • Robotics, robots and technology: a simplified overview of a vast subject
    In the past few years robotics has gone through astonishingly rapid development thanks to the overlap of various factors, including affordable high-powered computing, compact and mobile components, Big Data machine-learning, and low-cost 3-D manufacturing. These technologies have led to a new wave of innovative robot designs. And where previously they would have been cumbersome, ineffective or da...
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  • Global port volume heads for a six-year high
    This article by Greg Knowler originally published on JOC.com. The solid increase in container volume being reported by the world’s carriers in the first half of 2017 was mirrored by global port throughput that is on track for its strongest year since 2011. Container throughput at 250 ports around the world grew by an estimated 6.7 percent in the first half, according to a survey by Alphaliner. T...
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  • How does Hurricane Harvey impact economic growth in Texas?
    The Houston area economy is making strides following the devastation brought by Harvey but conditions are far from back to normal. The impacted area in Southeast Texas comprises 35% of Texas GDP (nearly 3% of US GDP) and is a prominent engine for the state economy. The disruptions incurred will have a sizable impact on near-term growth, strain homeowners and small businesses, and put pressure on t...
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  • Myanmar and the Rohinhya: Reputational risks
    On 13 September, Myanmar announced that State Counsellor and de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi would not attend the United Nations (UN) General Assembly scheduled for 19–25 September. The UN Security Council is due to discuss violence in Rakhine state during the same week. Suu Kyi's withdrawal follows international condemnation of her refusal to intervene in the exodus of a UN-estimated 37...
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  • The Trade Numerologist: The tao of US imports
    President Trump won an election in 2016 partly because he was willing to buck the established order on global trade. Pandering to blue collar workers and unions in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, he hollered bloody murder about the WTO, NAFTA and the trade deficit with China. Among his boasts of sticking it to the global order, Trump promised a raft of new tariffs, so that US factories could jac...
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  • Electrification and autonomy technology come to the fore, but cars for the enthusiast live on
    Automakers at Frankfurt are tackling many of the industry's hot topics, while at the same time offering something for enthusiasts. ​  IHS Markit perspective Significance: Automakers at Frankfurt are tackling many of the industry's hot topics, while at the same time offering something for enthusiasts. Implications: These topics include areas such as electrification, connectivity and autonomy, ...
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  • Defence technology innovation and the future of military capabilities
    The global defence technology and innovation landscape is expanding in focus, accelerating in pace and growing more crowded, complex and difficult to monitor. More actors are investing in and acquiring more technologies to achieve more sophisticated effects using more novel applications. As a result, strategic and operational environments are increasingly marked by what former US Deputy Secretary...
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  • Cargo risks in Chile
    On 6 September, Chilean cargo associations Confederación Nacional de Transporte de Carga (CNTC) and ChileTransporte confirmed that they reached had an agreement with the government regarding the risks facing freight companies in the country. This follows several arson attacks against cargo trucks in the southern regions, including a 28 August attack that destroyed 29 trucks belonging to local fore...
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  • Beyond the State: Islamic State’s territorial losses expected to result in a substantially ...
    Key points: The Islamic State will lose its remaining territory in Iraq and Syria, but is highly likely to transition into a shadow state and underground insurgency, while continuing to undermine security and stability through constant low-level violence and periodic mass-casualty operations, particularly in Iraq. For European security, returning foreign fighters and their families will presen...
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  • US household income maintained forward momentum in 2016
    It was a long, hard slog, but in 2016, real (inflation-adjusted) median income for US households finally surpassed its 2007 level after two consecutive years of strong (and statistically significant) growth. With a 3.2% increase adding on to the previous year's 5.2%, US real median household income reached $59,039 in 2016, according to the Commerce Department - enough to edge out not just its pre-...
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  • Hurricane Irma: Not as bad as feared
    The uncertainty around the Irma’s path and intensity led to a number of different scenarios and implications for Florida leading up to the storm. Fortunately, the state avoided the worst-case scenarios. The short-term disruptions Irma caused were sizable but in terms of the $950 billion state economy it will not derail the impressive growth the state has seen over the past several years. Widesp...
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  • Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: VW Group shows off autonomous technology, outlines EV product ...
    The VW Group is looking to show the world that it is moving on from the diesel affair by becoming a world leader in autonomous driving and electromobility. IHS Markit perspective Significance: The VW Group has shown off its advanced autonomous Golf track car that can teach performance drivers on new tracks, autonomous driving technology in the form of the Audi Elaine and Aicon concepts, and ou...
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  • Lithuania’s drug cost-containment initiatives – Getting tough on off-patent pricing
    Following several years of circular debate on the disparity between drug prices in Lithuania and other European countries, the Lithuanian Ministry of Health (MoH) has recently implemented a number of measures intended – as stated – to reduce the cost of medicines to patients. Foremost among the legislative changes introduced this year is the change to the “price corridor”, which has become even m...
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  • IHS Markit US GDP Tracker: 11 September update
    As of 11 September 2017, IHS Markit expects that annualized real GDP growth in the third quarter, previously estimated at 3.1% in our August US macro forecast (released on 10 August), will be cut to 2.1%. This markdown, which is the same as in our latest US macro forecast (released on 7 September), is mostly due to a weak construction report for July, a flattening rig count, and the destruction ca...
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  • Pricing continues to dominate in the Permian
    This is a collaborative article from Pritesh Patel, Shrav Gummadi and Dipti Patel. The Permian Basin is the most dynamic play in North America today. The Wolfcamp Delaware is holding its own at a price under $30 as breakeven in its first quintile wells. The Wolfcamp Midland is also very good but is still approximately $10 higher to breakeven. In the second quarter, we saw overall costs rise by 5...
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  • Subaru, Daihatsu release updated models in Japan featuring advanced safety technology
    Japanese automakers Subaru and Daihatsu have released details of updated models equipped with improved safety technologies in Japan. IHS Markit perspective Significance: Daihatsu has released a refreshed Move Canbus minivehicle in Japan, while Subaru plans to begin sales of the updated Impreza and BRZ sports car in Japan from next month.< Implications: Almost all key automakers in Japan, incl...
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  • World radiology & cardiology IT market remains highly concentrated
    Just five companies in 2016 accounted for more than half of the total revenue of the global radiology and cardiology IT market as it continues to move toward integrated healthcare solutions, according to a new IHS Markit report on the subject. And while the replacement market in mature territories like the United States and Western Europe remains competitive, sociopolitical and economic prospects ...

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