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ASEAN vehicle sales up over 4% in 2017 - ANALYSIS 30 Jan 2018

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets increased by 4.4% to an estimated 3,385,552 units in 2017, from 3,242,880 units in 2016, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.com.


End of the road for the Philippines’ iconic Jeepney 6 Dec 2017

Column: Our Man In Asia

The  Philippines' government is demanding that old fleets of public utility vehicles, mostly comprising colourful iconic Jeepney vehicles, be replaced with safer, more comfortable and more environmentally-friendly vehicles. Tony Pugliese reports


ASEAN vehicle sales rise 8% in H1 28 Jul 2017

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets increased by 4.8% to 781,800 units in the second quarter of 2017, from 746,304 units in the same period of the previous year, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.com.


ASEAN vehicle sales rise 10% in Q1 3 May 2017

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets increased by 10.5% to 823,565 units in the first quarter of 2017, from 745,242 units in the same period of the previous year, according to data collected by AsiaMotorBusiness.com exclusively for just-auto.


ASEAN REPORT - Vehicle sales up 4.2% in 2016 1 Feb 2017

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets are estimated to have risen by 4.7% to 947,241 units in the fourth quarter of 2016, from 904,504 units in the same period of the previous year, according to data exclusively provided to just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.com.


Five key developments in Asia - 2016 review 23 Dec 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

The year 2016 has been a strong one overall for Asia’s automotive industry. Regional sales are expected to increase by 9.5% to a record 42m units this year, according to estimates by AsiaMotorsBusiness based on data from 11 key markets in the region. Tony Pugliese looks at the top five nfluential events that took place in the region during the year.


Uncertainty in Asia on the rise as currencies drop 25 Nov 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

Donald Trump’s unexpected success in the US presidential election has brought on a period of heightened currency volatility and economic uncertainty across Asia, as global money markets speculate on the new economic policies that a new US administration may introduce after it takes office in January 2017.


ASEAN REPORT - Vehicle sales rise by 5.6% in Q3, 4% YTD 27 Oct 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets rose by 5.6% to 774,303 units in the third quarter of 2016, from 733,108 units in the same period of last year, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto.


Korean OEMs struggle against domestic market headwinds 5 Oct 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 13.2% to 111,159 units in September, from 128,067 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


Time is running out for Proton - Analysis 28 Sep 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom has stepped up its efforts to find a strategic partner for its struggling car subsidiary Proton, just four years after it acquired a controlling stake in the country’s first national car company.


DRB to sell majority stake in Proton, investors shortlisted 28 Sep 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

DRB-Hicom, the parent company of Proton Holdings, is preparing to sell a 51% stake in Malaysia’s first national car company to a foreign strategic investor, according to local reports citing industry insiders.


Indonesia Motor Show: Focus is on small cars 15 Aug 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show (GIIAS) got under way last week at the International Convention and Exhibition (ICE) centre in BSD, one of Jakarta’s fastest-growing new satellite towns. Tony Pugliese was there for just-auto


ASEAN vehicle sales jump 11% in Q2 29 Jul 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets rose by 10.6% to 781,162 units in the second quarter of 2016, from 706,532 units in the same period of last year, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.com.


Brexit could lift UK auto production – Asia perspective 20 Jul 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

The automotive industry in Asia is busy weighing up the implications of last month’s decision by the UK to leave the EU - whether the outcome of the referendum represents an opportunity for their businesses or in fact a threat. The impact so far in terms of currency fluctuations has been significant.


COMMENT - Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance good news for both automakers 13 May 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

Nissan Motor confirmed this week that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, in a deal worth JPY247bn (US$2.17bn).


ASEAN vehicle sales fall 3.6% in Q1 25 Apr 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in south-east Asia’s six largest markets fell by 3.6% to 737,474 units in the first quarter of 2016, from 765,399 units in the same period of last year, according to data compiled exclusively for just-auto.


Thailand’s Bangkok International Motor Show 2016 23 Mar 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

The 37th Bangkok International Motor Show got underway this week at the "Impact" exhibition centre near the old Don Muaeng airport on the outskirts of Bangkok. Tony Pugliese reports for just-auto


ANALYSIS - Ford cuts its losses in Asia 8 Mar 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

Ford’s decision in January to pull out of Japan and Indonesia, two major automotive markets in Asia, by the end of the year took the rest of the automotive industry by surprise.


ASEAN vehicle sales fall 4% in 2015 27 Jan 2016

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets expanded by 4.4% to 858,872 units in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with 822,888 units in the same period of last year, according to compiled exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.com.


Automakers look beyond the ASEAN Economic Community for growth 16 Dec 2015

Column: Our Man In Asia

The automotive industry itself is more focused on developing Thailand and also Indonesia as low-cost global production bases. More so now in the wake of new trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), signed in October between 12 Pacific Rim countries including the USA, Japan and ten other Asian and South American countries.


ANALYSIS: Thailand looks to end first-time buyer overhang 6 Oct 2015

Column: Our Man In Asia

Thailand’s military government is desperate to draw a line under the first-time car buyer programme, a populist scheme which ran between October 2011 and December 2012 and which still has a significant indirect influence on the local vehicle market, writes Tony Pugliese


ANALYSIS: ASEAN vehicle sales drop 16% in Q2 2015 4 Aug 2015

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia's deteriorated significantly in the second quarter, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.


ANALYSIS: Things to watch out for in Asia in 2015 6 Jan 2015

Column: Our Man In Asia

After a bumper 2014 in Asia-Pacific, buoyed by growth in China's car market, Tony Pugliese considers the outlook for markets in the region in 2015.


ANALYSIS: Indonesia's car market cools 26 Nov 2014

Column: Our Man In Asia

Indonesia is an ASEAN market with plenty of growth potential. However, Tony Pugliese notes that it has hit some bumps in the road as fuel prices have soared.


COMMENT: Foreign carmakers chose appeasement in China 27 Aug 2014

Column: Our Man In Asia

China's ongoing investigation into anti-competitive practices in the country's automotive industry has picked up momentum in recent weeks, with some of the biggest companies in global automotive industry accused of abusing their market position.


July 2014 management briefing: ASEAN sales fall 11% in H1 30 Jul 2014

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region's six main markets continued to decline in the second quarter, by 6.7% to 811,461 units, according to data compiled by Tony Pugliese from various industry sources.


SOUTH KOREA: South Korean vehicle sales up 7.7% in June 9 Jul 2014

Column: Our Man In Asia

Domestic sales among South Korea's five main automakers increased by 7.7% to 121,221 units in June, from 112,595 units sold in the same month of last year, according to data released by the country's mainstream vehicle manufacturers.


ANALYSIS: Finding a way forward for Proton 26 Jun 2014

Column: Our Man In Asia

Malaysia’s first national car company, Proton - now in the custody of local privately-owned DRB-Hicom - continues to struggle to find its place in an increasingly competitive and open-boarder car world. Tony Pugliese considers the issues facing the company.


ANALYSIS: ASEAN vehicle sales fall 15% Q1 1 May 2014

Column: Our Man In Asia

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region's six main markets declined by close to 15% to 804,522 units in the first quarter of 2014, from 941,754 units a year earlier, according to data compiled exclusively for just-auto by Tony Pugliese.


ANALYSIS: The 35th International Bangkok Motor Show 26 Mar 2014

Column: Our Man In Asia

The 35th Bangkok International Motor Show got underway this week in a much more somber mood than last year. just-auto's ASEAN markets specialist, Tony Pugliese, was there to take the Thai auto industry's temperature and walk the halls.

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