September 4, 2008 / 4:28 AM / 11 years ago

TAKE A LOOK-What's happening in emerging car markets

Vehicle sales are down and getting weaker in the mature markets of the United States, Western Europe and Japan, prompting automakers around the world to battle it out for a bigger piece of the emerging-markets pie.

With so much of the sector’s growth depending on the BRIC markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China, the stakes are rising fast.

Reuters autos correspondents deliver a series of stories on the topic. To retrieve, double click on links in brackets. RECENT STORIES > Rich with oil, Gulf provides oasis for car makers [ID:nT103088] > China, India slowdown fuels tougher race for car makers [ID:nT83766] > Luxury cars in India zoom, but lag China, Russia [ID:nBOM253443] > Policy roadblocks test car makers in China, India [ID:nBOM300571] RELATED STORIES > Fiat seeks new China partners as auto sales slide [ID:nSP88509] > Rolls-Royce says China tax hike won't dent growth [ID:nSHA140163] > Protests may disrupt Nano output, but won't delay launch [ID:nBOM258065] > Stories from the Moscow auto show [ID:nLQ379637] > Fiat faces doubts about ability to meet targets [ID:nLP21601] > Indian vehicle makers rev up financing in risky turn [ID:nBOM260457] > Slowing economy, high fuel costs dent China car market [ID:nLC674415] > Indian automakers shift into new areas for growth [ID:nBOM298224] FACTBOXES > Ranking of world's top automakers [ID:nT89349] > Top 6 automakers' sales in the Gulf region [ID:nT68371] GRAPHICS > Shrinking markets here > Top BRIC brands here > Top 10 automakers here --------------------------------------------------------------- --------- Reuters automotive contacts

Asia - Chang-Ran Kim (ran.kim@thomsonreuters.com)

Europe - Marcel Michelson (marcel.michelson@thomsonreuters.com)

United States - Kevin Krolicki (kevin.krolicki@thomsonreuters.com)

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