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: February 11, 2016
EGYPT. New Rift Valley Railways Group CEO Isaiah Okoth will continue to build on the successful operational turnaround.
Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
Posted: February 8, 2016
QATAR. Qatar is set to award more than $22bn worth of new contracts in 2016 as it maintains its spending spree in advance of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
Posted: February 6, 2016
UAE. Such a move could yield an estimated $16.3 billion in economic benefits to the region.
Posted: February 2, 2016
UAE. Firm's three UK manufacturing plants break the 500,000 production milestone in 2015; Company's UK production output more than trebles since 2009
Posted: February 2, 2016
UAE. "Governments are now diversifying their resources, putting more emphasis on projects that are not oil-related." Middle East Rail set to mark 10th anniversary of the show.
Posted: February 1, 2016
UAE. Legendary Series Land Rover and Defender has been built continuously in Solihull, UK, for 68 years; LR announces new Heritage Restoration programme to breathe new life into classic Series vehicles and Defenders; Company now looking ahead to designing and engineering New Defender.
Posted: January 28, 2016
UAE. First Jaguar SVR; Developed to exploit the two-seat aluminium sports car's full potential while retaining its day-to-day usability.
Posted: January 18, 2016
UAE. Cutting edge Dubai fashion designers are exploring new angles and pushing the boundaries on innovation; New short film fronted by fashion expert Alanoud Badr captures fashion innovation in Dubai.
Posted: January 7, 2016
UAE. Ford-sponsored mentorship program is talent-scouting for a new class of innovators to develop mobility and transportation solutions; $120,000 startup funding and training are available for up to 12 companies.
Posted: January 5, 2016
UAE. Ford Smart Mobility aims to take the company to the next level of connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics.
Posted: January 5, 2016
UAE. Safe, fast, convenient and green transportation now available for the first time in the Middle East at Bay Avenue.
Posted: January 4, 2016
UAE. Recent UAE Innovation Week sets ground for shift towards driverless technology; emerging technology has significant potential benefits for GCC countries, according to a recent study by management consultancy Strategy&.
Posted: December 30, 2015
UAE. The project is managed by a joint venture between Parsons and AECOM, and the entry was submitted by Saipem.
Posted: December 28, 2015
UAE. Ford trend report reveals a growing determination among consumers to become more collaborative, and to leverage technology and sustainability to decide where they live, work and play.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 13, 2016
QATAR. The turmoil in financial markets at the beginning of this year has prompted some to question whether the US Federal Reserve should have increased interest rates in December.
date:Posted: February 13, 2016
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will continue to help it weather the current low oil price environment; The overall fiscal and external balance sheets will remain strong, backed by a significant stock of financial assets.
date:Posted: February 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will continue to help it weather the current low oil price environment; The overall fiscal and external balance sheets will remain strong, backed by a significant stock of financial assets.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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