THE WEEK: Change ahead on both sides of the pond – just

A fresh start in both the US and the UK beckons. Nervousness understandable

As the United States, or those that voted for him, prepared to say Hail to the New Chief at the inauguration today, an equally divisive issue got another airing this side of the Atlantic this week – Brexit. British prime minister Theresa May confirmed the UK would not remain a member of the EU trade bloc’s single market but would seek access to it through a free trade agreement which she said could see the automotive sector trading using single market “arrangements.” In a speech outlining 12 aspects of the intensely complex mechanism by which Britain would exit the European Union (EU), May also warned those opposed to the UK quitting the union: “This is not a game.” London did want some form of customs agreement, however.

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Inauguration Day: Auto Industry Speaks Out on Uncertain Future Under Trump

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It is inauguration day. Hopefully, President-elect Donald Trump is too busy to tweet about automakers on his auspicious day. But his thumbs have been busy in the past few weeks, especially tweets that further his campaign to push automakers to build more cars in the U.S.—not Mexico, Canada, Germany, or anywhere else on the planet, seemingly, despite the global nature of the auto industry.

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Automotive Power Semi Market Keeps Soaring | EE Times

MUNICH—The global market for power semiconductors used in cars and light passenger vehicles will grow by more in $3 billion in the next six years, predicts market research company IHS Markit.

In its latest report, the market watcher forecasts the total market for power semiconductorswhich includes discretes, power modules and power ICs)—to increase from $5.5 billion in 2016 to more than $8.5 billion in 2022. Revenue is estimated to grow at an annual rate of 7.5% from 2015 to 2022.

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Global Automotive Heat Shield Market will reach USD 23.00 Billion by 2021: Zion Market Research

Sarasota, FL, Jan. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Automotive Heat Shield Market (Turbo Heat Shields, Exhaust Heat Shield Insulation, Heat Shield Thermal Barriers, Exhaust Header Wrap, Thermal Heat Shield Sleeving, And Spark Plug Boot Heat Shields) by Material (Metallic and Non-Metallic): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2016 – 2022”. According to the report, the global automotive heat shield market was valued at around USD 13.00 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 23.00 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of around 9.5% between 2017 and 2022. 

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