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: October 24, 2014
UAE. Parsons provided design and construction supervision services for the Sheikh Zayed Street and Tunnel project.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Saudi Arabia had the largest rail project pipeline in the region with over US$100bn, including the Riyadh Dammam High-Speed Rail, which is currently under study, along with the Eastern Province Municipality - Dammam Metro.
Posted: October 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Kurdish and Iraqi forces fought to hold back advancing jihadists on the Syria-Turkey border and near Baghdad as Washington pushed to rally its allies against the Islamic State group.
Posted: October 15, 2014
UAE. New ventures report shows spending will double this year across the region, with a focus on five areas: rail, roads, airports, ports and free trade zones.
Posted: October 14, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Company awarded subcontract to handle geotechnical and geophysical works on Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2.
Posted: October 12, 2014
UAE. Specialist transport consultants see demand for high-speed rail increasing throughout the region.
Posted: September 22, 2014
UAE. The Middle East is the world's most dynamic infrastructure investment market; Qatar, UAE and KSA scored in the top third of the index; Qatar and the UAE top the ARCADIS ranking.
Posted: September 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "Saudi Arabia's return on built assets is relatively low. We also have a huge issue in the quality of the infrastructure we are building in Saudi Arabia."
Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Our target is to look to interoperability in the whole region and to make our railways operate across the whole system. We also need to have the operational structure that will fit together."
Posted: September 16, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. A total of more than 80 megaprojects each worth at least US$1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030.
Posted: September 10, 2014
BAHRAIN. "Bahrain, which is working to find its feet following the global downturn and national tensions, will receive a tremendous boost from improved connectivity with the rest of the GCC."
Posted: September 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is set to remain the Middle East's largest projects market for the foreseeable future, comfortably ahead of the UAE, the region's second largest market, as the kingdom focuses on job creation and the diversification of its economy.
Posted: September 9, 2014
UAE. The international smartphone app that seamlessly connects passengers with a private driver, launches its lower cost option uberX in the UAE capital.
Posted: September 8, 2014
UAE. The bank's ECT Clients business is one of the most active lenders to companies in these sectors globally.
Posted: September 3, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Leading Saudi mobile operator Mobily launches ventures fund to invest in emerging technology startups.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
date:Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
date:Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. Deflationary reading of data endangers risky assets; Global cues drive GCC markets; Growth scare unsettles investors; Extreme bearishness on oil may be overdone.
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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