• May 24, 2017

     

    Surviving the 2016 pre-buy quake

    PSR Analysis: Registrations of motorcycles and mopeds in the EU reached 254,487 units during Q1 2017, dropping 3.3% compared to Q1 2016, according to the latest figures released by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).

    While France, and Italy performed positively (+3.35% and + 1.11% respectively) all the other major markets were down: Germany -6%, Spain -9% and the UK -15%.

    Overall, motorcycles sales declined for the quarter (-6% compared to Q1 2016), while moped registrations >Read more

  • May 3, 2017

    UK Triggers Article 50 Requesting Exit from EU. Now What?
     

    Well, the UK has triggered Article 50, officially requesting to exit from the European Union. Since the Brexit vote nine months ago, the UK economy has grown at a higher rate than expected, prompted by the fall in the value of the pound. Exports have increased and consumer spending over the past six months has been strong. Employment is at an all-time high and the unemployment rate is at 4.7%. All looks good for the UK – but......

    Prices for materials and fuels paid by UK manufacturers for >Read more

  • Nov 25, 2016

    While the global economy performed better than expected in the first half of 2016, things turned sour after the U.K. Brexit vote that authorized Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, according to a forecast by Power Systems Research (PSR).

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