Autos & Transport

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Posted: 11-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Internal combustion engines are improving their ability to cut CO2 emissions at a lower cost than expected, and, as a result, carmakers should be able to meet 2020 emissions targets mainly through improvements to conventional technologies, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group. The report, Powering Autos to 2020: The Era of the Electric Car?, was released recently. Internal-combustion-engine (ICE) technologies offer the potential to cut tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide by approximately 40% at a cost to consumers of US$50 to US$60 per percentage point of
Posted: July 16, 2014
UAE. OBD testing helps detect electrical issues relating to ABS, airbags and technical faults related to engine and transmission among others.
Posted: July 14, 2014
EGYPT. Kenya-Uganda railway operator continues to attract new clients on the back of sustained investment in critical infrastructure in technology and cargo carrying capacity.
Posted: July 12, 2014
UAE. New state-of-the-art software recognises the driver and learns their preferences. It can then offer a completely personalised driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction.
Posted: July 5, 2014
UAE. Overall market reached 1.9 million sales in 2013 with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt accounting for 58% of the market; Sales now equal about 11% of Europe's volume, and growing faster than many other markets; The Challenge is how to grow profitably.
Posted: June 29, 2014
UAE. 75% expect an increase in spending over the next 12 months; UAE is top target for investing in capital projects and infrastructure, followed by Qatar and KSA; 54% of owners, and 43% of contractors consider the availability of skilled people as a top challenge.
Posted: June 19, 2014
UAE. Combined revenues for the top 500 stand at US$383.67 billion, while net profits reach US$71.68 billion; Industrials sector records the highest volume of companies with 107 entries.
Posted: June 13, 2014
UAE. More than 10 million manhours worked (over 250 days) with zero lost-time injuries; Parsons-AECOM joint venture manages project.
Posted: June 10, 2014
UAE. In 2009, Wrightbus was commissioned by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to build a cleaner more efficient, 21st century version of the Routemaster.
Posted: June 6, 2014
UAE. Exhibitors upbeat at deals signed, business leads generated and strong response from re-gional trade visitors.
Posted: May 29, 2014
UAE. A new film just released by Bentley - offering a rare glimpse of the company's design approach - shows how the exterior of this new car is taking shape.
Posted: May 28, 2014
UAE. KPMG foresees more private sector operators to be required to cope with the demands of the Dubai 2020 Expo; Investment in public transportation in the region over 10-15 years estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars.
Posted: May 22, 2014
UAE. The Gulf market for auto components is gearing up for double digit growth over the next three years.
Posted: May 12, 2014
UAE. Largest award ever for exploring the positive potential of civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in improving people's lives;US1 million and AED1 million offered for international and local entries, respectively.
Posted: May 12, 2014
UAE."They will sharply lift the growth rate in the region and create hundreds of thousands of new GCC jobs, but more needs to be done to co-ordinate these projects at a regional level and to share the knowledge the GCC will acquire in megaproject delivery."
Posted: May 7, 2014
UAE. There has been increasing volumes of positive news surrounding the construction industry over 1H2014 and with the awarding of the Expo 2020 to Dubai, there is going to be concentrated activity in the infrastructure, and residential and non-residential sectors.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 29, 2014
KUWAIT. US$35.1 billioln of new sukuks issued during 2Q14; GCC primary market account for 26.7% market share or US$17.7 billion of the total global new sukuk issuances in 1H14.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Janet Yellen is very different from any of her predecessors. She is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history; She sees the Fed's mission as a tool to promote progressive social policy.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
QATAR. The potential in Indonesia is enormous and more rapid growth could generate opportunities for a number of foreign companies, says QNB Group report.
INTERNATIONAL. Another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia; The Cold War treaty, ratified in 1988, was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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