Andrea Giuricin

De-globalized manufacturing
Getting around in a post-global economy

The automotive industry in recent years has truly gone global. The railway industry is not far behind. But the greater the technology required – such as with the aircraft industry – the more it is likely that manufacturing will remain in high-tech countries.

Turbulent times in civil aviation
Europe’s unfriendly routes

While the EU struggles to implement a growth pact, its airlines must deal with what amounts to a new tax on carbon emissions generated by planes, thereby dampening its competitiveness in these dire times.

The auto industry shifts gear
Darwinism in the car industry

Increased competitive pressure from new players such as low-cost Chinese and Indian cars, a diminishing role for direct government intervention in the automotive industry, and an increasingly globalized market are the elements that are leading to a revolution in the sector.