UK carmakers buck downsizing trend

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Series Details 17.4.12
Publication Date 17/04/2012
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Analysis feature looks at the current relative success of the United Kingdom car manufacturing industry in relation to other parts of Europe. Author writes 'While some of the British industry’s relative health owes to successful products, a competitive exchange rate and good luck, flexible labour looks to be part of the formula for an industry that struggles with high fixed costs and cyclical demand'. However, others are less sanguine

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