Publications

  • For mining firms being big matters

    July 27, 2010 | Industrial Machinery | The FT Quarterly: This is Africa

    Despite the recent recession, mining fundamentals remain strong, fuelled by robust demand from urbanising economies, especially China's, and by constrained supply for many metals and minerals. This is good news for the major mining nations in Africa.

  • Affluent likely to lead charge for electric vehicles

    July 23, 2010 | Automotive | Houston Chronicle

    Suddenly, America's shift to electric vehicles is in top gear. A recent Senate bill proposes switching half of America's cars and trucks to electric power by 2030. Cities across the U.S. are actively promoting the adoption of electric vehicles.

  • Carbon constraints alter landscape

    April 10, 2010 | Metals & Mining | Houston Chronicle

    While the debate over how countries can reduce carbon emissions continues, political and civic leaders are scrambling to cope with the near certainty of an increasingly carbon-constrained world. In the U.S., President Barack Obama's administration is committed to adopting a new energy policy.

  • Carbon constraints alter landscape

    April 10, 2010 | Metals & Mining | Houston Chronicle

    While the debate over how countries can reduce carbon emissions continues, political and civic leaders are scrambling to cope with the near certainty of an increasingly carbon-constrained world. In the U.S., President Barack Obama's administration is committed to adopting a new energy policy.

  • Prestige seekers would lead the charge on e-cars

    February 10, 2010 | Automotive | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    350,000. That's the estimated number of prestige-oriented, high-end customers worldwide who would be ready to buy an electric automobile today, even if it were priced some $13,500 above the sticker on a comparable conventional car, Bain & Company research shows.

  • Diversification for dummies

    January 17, 2010 | Corporate Strategy, Industrial Machinery | Aviation Week

    Even as recession-battered companies in many industries are starting to feel some lift, the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is being buffeted by new challenges that threaten to stall their growth.

  • 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.

  • The race for China's electric car

    April 19, 2009 | Industrial Machinery | Far Eastern Economic Review

    So far, manufacturers were able to relegate issues such as pricing and customer preference to the back seat. Now, with product launches lined up, the battle has shifted to the marketplace: the customer's needs and wishes can no longer be ignored.

  • 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:

  • Beyond the downturn: today's challenges are transforming the industry

    March 19, 2009 | Industrial Machinery | Public Utilities Fortnightly

    The credit squeeze, erratic commodity prices, and the deepening recession understandably are top of mind for utility company executives today. But it's important not to lose sight of longer-term structural trends that are reshaping the industry.