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China's plug-in electric vehicle sales are expected to reach 2 million by 2020 and have already surpassed the US. Local companies face competition from Tesla but Chinese firms dominate the electric vehicle market. However, continued sales growth is threatened by persistent regional protectionism, the unsustainability of these large subsidies, and widely reported cheating by some automakers.
Asia’s dependence on crude is expected to increase, but with the market awash with oil, how will suppliers adapt and what opportunities will there be?
Low oil prices and the high cost of developing Russia’s energy reserves are making it difficult for Russia to finance new oil and gas projects. Will it look east or west for new growth?
Growth rates of the emerging economies in the region, particularly China, are determining the regional and increasingly international trends in many sectors, especially those relating to Coal.