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Global Auto Makers May Sustain Profits, Even As Economies Remain Fragile Oct 11
Standard & Poors, October 2011
As economies around the world continue to struggle to grow, certain spots of resiliency remain--not the least of which is the auto industry, with many global carmakers reporting sales increases and continued profitability. But a company's mixture of end markets remains important--as not all markets are proving equally resilient. While credit quality in the global auto sector has improved measurably since late 2009, but our economists currently place the chance of a recession in 2012 for the U.S. and Europe at about 40%. For automakers, economic fragility is the key issue--and this is true globally. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes another dip into recession is possible if the financial markets lock up again or oil prices jump further because...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Ford Motor Co.,Hyundai Motor Co.,Kia Motors Corp.,Chrysler Group LLC,General Motors Co.
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Ford Motor Co.,Hyundai Motor Co.,Kia Motors Corp.,Chrysler Group LLC,General Motors Co.