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Catella: Positive outlook for Spain’s real estate markets in 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 1 marzo 2016

madridThe Spanish economy is currently displaying stronger growth than most of its peers in Western Europe. The country has left the doldrums of its post-2008 economic misery, and its property sector has kept pace with the more general recovery. International core investors are once again turning their attention to Iberia.“Looking back, 2014 was the year that marked the turning point, with investment volumes reaching three times what they had been during the crisis years from 2009 to 2013. This assertion, expressed in simple figures, is nothing other than a reflection of investors’ risk assessment, most of whom come from outside of Spain. So, the ambitious package of reforms implemented over the past few years has had a positive impact on Spain’s economy,” say Catella’s analysts in the latest Market Tracker.Investors are clearly taking their cue from the general recovery. Initially, interest was largely confined to domestic family offices, but these were soon followed by opportunity-minded investors from Europe and further afield. “Right now, we are seeing many international core investors turn their attention to Iberia again,” says Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research at Catella.However, this trend is already exacting a price, as evidenced by yield trends. The figures for Madrid and Barcelona are 4.25% and 4.75%, respectively, revealing the rise in value of buildings in attractive locations.Analysing property yields, and comparing the results with ten-year government bonds, Catella predicts that the current spread of 200 basis points will decrease to some 150 by 2018. This is one reason why the analysts expect investment to pick up in cities such as Seville, Malaga, Bilbao and Valencia in 2016.

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Turkey as an Emerging Force on the European Frontier – Briefing with Frost & Sullivan’s Top Experts

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 marzo 2013

“London, PRNewswire. While most of the developed world is grappling with economic challenges, emerging countries are rising as investment hot spots. The economic growth is slowing down in Western Europe, but some neighbouring countries represent attractive opportunities for development. Turkey, with its strategic location, is a trade, finance and manufacturing hub for several industries like automotive, machinery, etc.; it is an emerging force on the European frontier with an extraordinary growth potential. The status of the Turkish economy and the role of this country globally will be discussed in Frost & Sullivan’s web conference, taking place on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 at 11 am EDT (4 pm BST). Global President and Managing Partner, Aroop Zutshi, and Turkey Director, Philipp Reuter, will lead a teleconference in which they will present the growth prospects and opportunities in the emerging markets with a special focus on Turkey. Some of the Mega Trends which are imminent for Turkey will also be discussed. Additionally, the conference will look at key growth industries in Turkey, where ease of doing business and government incentives to foreign investment are enabling companies to penetrate and gain market share. Concluding with a section on key investment opportunities, the presentation will be followed by a live question-and-answer session. To join our emerging market experts to understand the growth prospects and opportunities in the emerging markets and in Turkey please e-mail Chiara Carella, at chiara.carella@frost.com, with your full name, company name, telephone number, company website, city, and country, and a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details. The conference is complimentary and open to all companies, organizations and media interested in gaining a macroeconomic perspective into the fundamentals of Turkey, learning about growth opportunities, and understanding the competitive landscape in burgeoning industries.Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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Engine Downsizing Poised for Increased Penetration across Gasoline Engines, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 Mag 2012

London Engine downsizing, which has been a major trend in European diesel engines over the past decade, is poised to have a major impact on gasoline engines, which will witness the trend that diesel engines did in terms of engine downsizing and turbocharging 10 years ago. This trend will also have a positive impact on the demand for technologies supporting downsizing such as turbochargers and variable valvetrain.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), 2011 Original Equipment Manufacturers Strategies for Passenger Vehicle Engine Downsizing in Western Europe, finds that suppliers with complete powertrain development and benchmarking capabilities will gain significance.
The number of cylinders in gasoline engines is likely to decrease only for engines below 1.2 litres. About 35-38 per cent of gasoline engines are likely to be turbocharged by 2018. This high level of turbocharging by European OEMs is likely to help in the market growth of boosting technologies. Legal regulations and end-consumer environmental awareness will motivate the sales of vehicles with small engines. For example, the car scrappage schemes in 2009 reduced the average displacement of engines in Western Europe. Such initiatives will help boost engine downsizing. The addition of supporting technologies such as turbochargers and variable valvetrain technologies are expected to drive costs and this is likely to impact take-up rates in cost-sensitive segments. Downsizing engines results in lower torque output from the engine and, hence, lower transient response. Variable geometry turbocharging (VGT) is a good solution for better torque output, however, introducing VGT at a low cost for gasoline engines will be a challenge. OEMs are likely to experience higher sales of low CO2 emitting vehicles and thus pass on the tax benefits to the end-consumer. This offers excellent scope for selling low emission models such as Ford Focus, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa.
2011 Original Equipment Manufacturers Strategies for Passenger Vehicle Engine Downsizing in Western Europe is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service programme, which also includes research in the following markets: 2010 Europe Consumer Attitudes and Perceptions toward Sustainability, Environment, and Alternative Powertrains – Key Findings on Transmission Technologies and Comparative Analysis of European OEMs Powertrain Strategies for Euro 6 Compliance. All research included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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Study Title: 2011 Original Equipment Manufacturers Strategies for Passenger Vehicle Engine Downsizing in Western Europe (M7BE-18)

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Increased revenues at Columbus IT

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 agosto 2011

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Copenhagen. Despite an increase in revenues of 3 % to DKK 455.4 million for the first six-month period of 2011 compared to 2010’s first six-month period revenues of DKK 441.8 million, the overall result for Columbus IT has dropped for the first six-month period of 2011. The result before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) has decreased from DKK 16.1 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 8.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011, caused by the restructuring in France, which is taking longer than expected. As a consequence, Columbus IT has revised its 2011 result forecast to DKK 40 million, while maintaining the DKK 930 million revenues forecast.
In the first six months of 2011, Columbus IT made progress in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the USA. Every country in Western Europe reports significant bottom-line progress. Revenues in Western Europe have increased by 10 % compared to the first six-month period of 2010 – from DKK 80.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 89.1 million in the first six-month period of 2011, and EBITDA has increased by 286 %, from DKK 2.1 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 6.0 million in the first six-month period of 2011.
Revenues in Eastern Europe have increased by 12 %, from DKK 80.8 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 90.4 million in the first six-month period of 2011. EBITDA for the period has increased by 308% from DKK 1.2 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 4.9 million in the first six-month period of 2011. The Lithuanian company has experienced positive progress in 2011 compared to a loss in 2010, and the Russian company has also significantly boosted growth in Eastern Europe.
Revenues in North America have increased by 6 %, from DKK 57.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 61.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011. EBITDA for the period has dropped by 56 % from DKK 5.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 2.5 million in the first six-month period of 2011. Investments in new staff, increased marketing activities related to the new strategic initiatives and increased loss on debts have all contributed to the decrease in EBITDA.
Revenues in the Nordic countries dropped by 5 %, from DKK 204.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 195.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011. EBITDA for the period has decreased by 10 % from DKK 15.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 14.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011. The drop in revenues was due to loss of market share in the Danish NAV business, however, to some degree this has been counterbalanced by progress in the Norwegian company. http://www.columbusit.com

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