German Auto Industry Facing the Abyss

Discussion in 'Mercedes News' started by st13phil, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. st13phil

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    A sobering article on Spiegel Online in which Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Daimler, notes that:
    The second page contains some interesting analysis of how the short-termism of the financial markets leave Daimler very vulnerable.
     
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    I also read it as the short termism of continued growth through the creation of new model/markets.. Is there any sector which has not made its own bubble and then suffered a messy pop?

    Interesting to see how they struggle to compete with VAG - maybe this will see a return to more traditional brand values.


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    I was surprised to read the other day that Germany is the worlds biggest exporter.
     
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    Europes biggest, isn't it.?
     
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    Nope - world's.
     
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    Surely Americans are bigger.;)
     
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    Lets face it most of us own mercedes here but now MB BMW & Audi are not good value now
     
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    World's largest exporter of merchandise.

    If you take services into account, the US is first, then Germany.

    And this is based on value - other countries may produce more in terms of units or items, but they do tend to be at the cheaper end of the spectrum.
     

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