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: August 20, 2014
QATAR. Rising automobile sales, increasing demand for cost effective Chinese tyres and imposition of ban on balloon tyres are key trends emerging in Qatar tyre market.
Posted: August 15, 2014
KUWAIT. Kuwait confirms the network layout for its new US$20 billion metro with construction due to begin in 2017; KNPC to invest US$35 billion on expanding oil and gas projects over the next five years.
Posted: August 12, 2014
UAE. Global debut set for 14 August; Fastest Land Rover ever with 550PS/680Nm V8 supercharged engine; 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds, 260km/h top speed.
Posted: August 11, 2014
UAE. Al Jaber Group is planning a sale of its transportation and lifting unit to help repay loans, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Posted: August 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Nigeria and South Africa dominate the infrastructure market; A substantial increase in spending in the basic manufacturing sector is expected in sub-Saharan Africa.
Posted: August 7, 2014
UAE. New Discovery Sport entering final development phase, with prototype fleets testing globally; Land Rover is the first global partner of pioneering commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. UAE. Infrastructure project awards across the GCC are forecast to exceed US$ 86 billion in 2014, as rail projects take centre stage.
Posted: August 4, 2014
UAE. As Nissan continues to experience rapid growth in the Africa, Middle East and India region, Buerk will lead communications efforts for the company based in Dubai.
Posted: August 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The XE is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75% of the structure.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. By 2040, Africa will experience faster economic growth than any other region and is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world; By 2030 Dar es Salaam and Luanda could have bigger populations than London has now.
date:Posted: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The report found there are 15 million middle-class households in 11 of sub-Saharan Africa's top economies this year, up from 4.6 million in 2000 and 2.4 million in 1990, an increase of 230% over 14 years.
date:Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. "The establishment of QIFs aimed at sophisticated, high-net worth investors is a welcome development which reflects the fact that a one size fits all approach to regulation is not appropriate."
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia set out draft proposals on foreign-shareholder limits as one of the world's most restricted stock markets prepares to open its doors for the first time to investors outside the region.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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