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: 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.
Posted: September 2, 2014
UAE. The behaviour of other motorists is the biggest distraction on the roads; Mobile phone use remains a leading cause of distraction driving despite being illegal in the UAE.
Posted: September 1, 2014
BAHRAIN. The number 1 mobile taxi App in the World introduced in Bahrain;Free Taxi Week to be offered as part of the launch.
Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
Posted: August 25, 2014
SYRIA. "JLL's intent is to deliver an inviting community retail environment which cements the metro stations as local hubs."
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. "If the GCC is to maintain long-term sustainable growth, it will be very important to invest in education, increase productivity, and attract more foreign direct investment into high value industries, and step up more diverse export industries that are not dependent on commodities."
date:Posted: October 1, 2014
UAE. The UAE took part last week in U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State; Gulf Arabs regard Islamist groups as an existential challenge to their thriving economies and monarchies.
date:Posted: October 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Constitutional Court will keep challenging EU attempts at federalization and the Bundesbank will keep criticizing every measure that would reduce German sovereignty.
UAE. "If the GCC is to maintain long-term sustainable growth, it will be very important to invest in education, increase productivity, and attract more foreign direct investment into high value industries, and step up more diverse export industries that are not dependent on commodities."
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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