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: June 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Inspecting the chimney stack with Cyberhawk's UAVs allowed for a quick and safe audit of the chimney.
Posted: June 16, 2016
UAE. Cyberhawk's drone inspection solution captures images of the entire blade surface of every turbine, allowing the company's highly experienced wind engineers to accurately locate, size and categorise any defects.
Posted: June 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Tesla to showcase the OEM model of the future -- test drives for attendees during Intelligent Mobility and GIL 2016: Europe events.
Posted: June 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The new relationship means that Etihad Guest members will now earn miles every time they book a car with Rentalcars.com.
Posted: May 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The drone revolution is disrupting industries ranging from agriculture to filmmaking.
Posted: May 11, 2016
UAE. 65% of respondents expect to spend less on projects than last year; increasing number of disputes owing to shrinking budgets and payment delays; 62% of respondents had been involved in a dispute recently or expect to be involved in one in the next year.
Posted: May 5, 2016
UAE. Over the four hours duration of this unique initiative, 64kg of electronic waste was appropriately disposed of and further recycled.
Posted: April 27, 2016
QATAR. The global leader in the elevator and escalator industry has won an order to supply elevators and escalators for the Qatar Rail project in Doha.
Posted: April 25, 2016
QATAR. Geotechnical investigation contracts comprised drilling more than 400 boreholes, reaching a maximum depth of 60 meters.
Posted: April 4, 2016
UAE. 67% claim to indicate "almost every time", but credit only 15% of other motorists for the same; 90% state indicating increases road safety.
Posted: March 18, 2016
UAE. The airline is one of the signatories to the Declaration of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products signed at Buckingham Palace.
Posted: March 9, 2016
UAE. Hesan Alkhaleej is a tailored concept for a high-speed capacity intercity train in the Gulf; Digitalization will drive intelligent, efficient mobility networks for smart cities.
Posted: February 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. With talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war among electric car rivals, it's no wonder everyone's bullish on this golden commodity that promises to become the "new gasoline".
Posted: February 22, 2016
UAE. Initial users of emerging transport modes include governments offering green public transportation solutions and businesses using fleets of electric vehicles.
Posted: February 18, 2016
QATAR. According to the Qatar Tourism Authority 3 million visitors arrived in 2015, Doha targets 4 million by 2020; expanding tourism product to boost tourism GDP contribution in the next decade.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Markets participants are on edge and with many questions unanswered post the Brexit victory adding to the uncertainty, investor risk appetite has diminished.
date:Posted: June 27, 2016
UAE. Global mobile usage intensifies, fueled by increased device penetration. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing, with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate with roughly 10 percent global penetration - nearly doubling ownership rates from last year.
date:Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
UAE. Global mobile usage intensifies, fueled by increased device penetration. Smartphone and tablet penetration are all increasing, with wearables experiencing the highest growth rate with roughly 10 percent global penetration - nearly doubling ownership rates from last year.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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