The Toyota Hilux tops an estimated 37 markets worldwide. It’s time for an update on the best-selling nameplates in 177 markets around the planet, detailing how many countries in which a specific model ranked #1. In 2019, 65 nameplates have at least won one market in the world. This list is once again topped by the Toyota Hilux with an estimated 37 pole positions worldwide. This information is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere else. Note this article isn’t a reflection of the highest worldwide sales volumes which are the subject of a separate report for the Full Year 2018 with the Top 1300 models detailed. Our methodology is the following: when official data is available, First Half 2019 rankings are used. If no H1 2019 data is available, the most recent data is used and for the countries with no data at all, the #1 model is estimated based on thorough observations in these countries’ streets via … [Read more...] about World First Half 2019: Discover all the #1 models in 177 markets
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ABIDJAN, March 11 (Reuters) - Below average rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions last week has raised concern about the April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is entering the rainy season, which runs officially from mid-March to late October. Farmers in the bush said there were plenty of pods on the trees to be harvested by June, but that abundant rainfall was needed for cherelles and small pods to develop, and the mid-crop’s harvest to extend until August. In the centre-western region of Daloa, which produces a quarter of Ivory Coast’s output, farmers said moisture was needed to keep the trees healthy. “There must be a good shower to revive the trees,” said Albert N’Zue, who farms near Daloa. Data collected by Reuters showed rainfall in the region of Daloa, including the Bouafle region, was 0.3 mm last week, 14.5 mm below the five-year average. In the eastern … [Read more...] about Ivory Coast cocoa farmers hope for more rain to boost mid-crop
Leah Eskin Chicago Tribune Published 6:30 PM EST Jan 2, 2019 Diner en Blanc — dinner in white — is an enchanting idea. Guests, dressed in their finest whites, learn last-minute the unlikely location of their meal — say, outside Lincoln Center. Exhibiting, in the words of the international organization, “decorum, elegance, and etiquette,” they stage a posh picnic. I’m all for unlikely, for elegance, for picnic, though in the 30 years since a guy named Francois Pasquier suggested his friends get together in a park, in white, I’ve never attended the event. The secret society meets in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, and Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and other spots I frequent infrequently. Like, never. In fact, the whole project, while very public — who can miss 10,000 Parisians, in white, dining under the Eiffel Tower — it’s also very private. You have to be invited. Instead, I pull together my own white night. I prepare an … [Read more...] about Cauliflower stars on winter white table
The future car buyers of Nigeria. Picture © Devesh Uba, all rights reserved. Africa is progressively shedding its image of a continent embroiled in poverty, corruption and never-ending wars. Yet the dramatic Ebola outbreak in Western Africa is a harsh reminder that the road to development is a long and tortuous one. Three years ago, I created the Africa Project to jump start the collection of new car sales data in a region that remains very secretive. From only a couple of countries in 2012, official sales data for Africa on BSCB now covers 23 nations, and its scope is expanding every month. New car sales on the continent are still for the most part in their infancy, making Africa the last frontier in terms of automotive development. If the economic growth we have witnessed in the past decade continues at the same rate, could Africa become the new China and replace it as the world automotive sales engine of growth? As is often the case in such … [Read more...] about STRATEGY: Is Africa the new China?
By Gabrielle Banks Updated 9:20 am CST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 David Adler, a former CIA case officer, is a veteran Houston defense attorney who recently won a service award from the Southern District of Texas for overseeing a group of defense lawyers for indigent clients. Adler recollects some of his experiences at his office, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Houston. less David Adler, a former CIA case officer, is a veteran Houston defense attorney who recently won a service award from the Southern District of Texas for overseeing a group of defense lawyers for indigent clients. ... more Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 David Adler, a former CIA … [Read more...] about Houston lawyer and ex-CIA officer champions indigent defense in federal court