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Huge Investment Opportunities Return to Western Europe, according to IHS Study

Findings from a multi-sector study carried out by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, were released at the IHS Forum in Berlin. As Western Europe returns to growth, the automotive, renewable energy and technology industries offer billion-dollar growth opportunities.

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Ukraine Conflict and Deteriorating Investment Climate Hit Russia’s Economy

In addition to souring relations between Russia, Europe and the United States, further escalation of Russia’s engagement in Ukraine could cost Russia more than 3 percent in GDP in real terms or USD115 billion in current dollar terms on average in 2015. The conflict could also exacerbate recessionary pressures, and lead to a reduction in European real GDP of about 0.15 percent overall, according to a scenario developed by economists at IHS Inc., (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Details of the scenario will be presented at the IHS Forum in Berlin May 13.

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German and European Chemical Producers Expect Marginal Growth, But Face Headwinds Due to Increasing Competition, Feedstock Cost Disadvantages and Business Climate Pressures

With Germany taking a slight lead, Europe’s chemical industry is slowly exiting the global economic recession. However, despite expected marginal growth, concerns are mounting for industry leaders, who face increasing competition, feedstock cost disadvantages, a difficult business climate and aging infrastructure.

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Global Vehicle Production to Increase by 21 Million Units by 2021; China to Account for Half of the Increment, Europe and North America to Experience Growth and Japan Production to Decline, According to IHS Automotive

Global automobile production will increase by 21 million units by 2021, and has grown by 25 million units since 2009 as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the global economic recession, according to a forecast by IHS Automotive, part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. These topics will also be discussed at length at the IHS Forum in Berlin (12-14 May). – See more at: http://press.ihs.com/press-release/automotive/global-vehicle-production-increase-21-million-units-2021-china-account-half#sthash.oYC4jDbS.dpuf

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Over €30 Billion Invested to Boost Western Europe’s Next-Generation Broadband by 2017, IHS Technology Says

Over €30 billion will be invested in the next three years in Western Europe’s broadband sector, according to new analysis from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Across Germany, France, UK, Italy and Spain, government bodies and telecommunication companies will spend €200 per household on next-generation broadband rollout. Key growth opportunities and analysis on German growth pathways will be covered at the IHS Forum in Berlin from 12-14 May.

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Holger Loesch – Member of the Executive Board Federation of German Industries Will Be Part of Dinner Keynote at IHS Forum in Berlin

“We are thrilled that Mr. Holger Loesch will join us at the Berlin forum to participate in the session on challenges to Germany’s global competitiveness in a new energy world. We know how important a subject it is,” said Steen Lomholt-Thomsen, IHS senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “In light of the European 2030 energy targets, all industries are affected; we look forward to hearing Mr. Loesch’s view and insights.”

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