In 2018, the number of electric vehicles surpassed 4 million worldwide. This is still only a fraction of all the vehicles on the roads, but the rate of changes in the automotive market indicates that soon cars with internal combustion engines could become obsolete.
Despite the increasingly unstable political environment, the CSE witnessed an upsurge in overall deal value of 12.5 per cent year on year reaching a total value of the EUR80.5bn in 2018, according to the latest report on M&A published by the law firm CMS.
It is difficult to provide an assessment of the changes taking place in emerging economies. Their share in the global economy has increased and their markets have become more heterogeneous, but many structural reforms have not been completed.