• A question of quality in merger of automakers; can Porsche retain allure now that VW, maker of the Beetle, is taking over?

    August 27, 2010 | International Herald Tribune | Media mention

    The vast resources of Volkswagen, with sales last year of 6.3 million vehicles, will allow Porsche, which has never produced more than 100,000 cars annually, to support the costly development of new models that consume less fuel and have fewer emissions.

  • SA slips down gold production rankings

    March 14, 2010 | Business Day | Media mention

    Despite the six percent increase in global gold production last year, South Africa has slipped to fourth position on the global production ranking last year, behind China, Australia and the US, after the country's gold production level feel by 5.8%.

  • Big enough not good enough

    March 06, 2010 | | Media mention

    Alan Bird, senior partner at consultancy, Bain & Company, agrees that China is currently driving demand in the mining industry given the country's expected 10% GDP growth story. Globally, the commodity demand of the past few years is quickly resuming.

  • Energy-saving cars in the spotlight

    March 02, 2010 | The Hindu | Media mention

    The vehicles on display in Geneva indicate that electric-powered vehicles are moving inexorably from prototypes to actual production - whether or not the buying public is ready.

  • Royalties law 'shows industry unity'

    March 01, 2010 | | Media mention

    South Africa's Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, which will charge mining companies on profit rather than revenue as first proposed in 2003, came into force on Monday this week after being delayed by a year.

  • Energy-saving cars move into the spotlight in Geneva

    March 01, 2010 | New York Times | Media mention

    With the automotive industry at whim of precarious economic conditions, auto companies are investing in an array of different technologies that can enable them to meet changing consumer needs in their production lines.

  • Electric cars 'ready to go' before public

    February 28, 2010 | New York Times | Media mention

    Pushed by governments eager to do something about global warming and fearful of missing a technology shift, companies are moving ahead anyway and beginning to increase the production and sale of electric vehicles.

  • Premium customers hold key to success in electric cars

    January 04, 2010 | Automotive | The Times

    It is one thing for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to announce that he plans to make London the electric-car capital of Europe, it is quite another to understand who will buy or sell those vehicles. He is not alone though.

  • Oil & gas industry consulting

    March 29, 2009 | Oil & Gas | Bain slip sheet

    As the first quarter of 2009 draws to a close, the global Oil & Gas industry continues to work through challenging times. Oil prices remain volatile, investment and activity levels are uncertain and the financial sector is still turbulent. To improve the odds of success in such conditions:

  • Bain & Company grows global energy practice with arrival of oil & gas strategy and finance expert, Luis Uriza

    March 05, 2009 | Oil and Gas | Press release

    London, UK, March 6th, 2009 - Bain & Company, the global business consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Luis Uriza to its Global Energy Practice.