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: May 13, 2015
UAE. With 3D printing in the auto industry expected to be worth US$1.25 billion by 2019, Carmudi sheds light on the different ways in which 3D printing is disrupting the auto industry.
Posted: May 7, 2015
UAE. Architects, government entities and developers meet at "Leaders in Architecture MENA 2015" summit, to explore the potential that the MENA region has to offer.
Posted: May 3, 2015
UAE. Gulf region's integrated and sustainable transport projects to be showcased in Abu Dhabi integrated transport event at ADNEC in October.
Posted: April 23, 2015
BAHRAIN. Overall Bahrain's project market is valued at more than US$65 billion; Key sectors to receive the biggest investments include transportation, healthcare and construction
Posted: April 14, 2015
UAE. The existing Dubai Metro's Red line is to be extended from Nakheel Harbour station towards the Expo 2020 site and Dubai World Central.
Posted: April 7, 2015
UAE. Carmudi predicts self-driving cars will arrive in the UAE by 2027.
Posted: March 30, 2015
BAHRAIN. The international rail freight operator was sold to Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a US-based international owner and operator of short line and regional freight railroads.
Posted: March 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. All the technology needed for a self-driving car exists already. Current features like adaptive cruise control and self-parking preview what a fully autonomous car can do.
Posted: March 24, 2015
UAE. New Range Rover Sport HST makes global debut at 2015 New York Auto Show; Uprated 380PS 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine delivers extra 40PS to enhance Range Rover Sport performance line-up.
Posted: March 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Classic cars (+16%) were again the top annual performer in the index, which tracks the price growth of 10 luxury investment sectors
Posted: February 22, 2015
QATAR. The Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture has been commissioned by Qatar Railways Company to provide project management consultancy services for all elevated and at-grade sections of the Doha Metro project.
Posted: February 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In an open letter, the chairman of the company confirms work on "a car that offers the luxury of a Rolls-Royce in a vehicle that can cross any terrain." "This new Rolls-Royce will be Effortless ... Everywhere."
Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. Saatchi & Saatchi is set to implement the luxury auto brand's revamped marketing strategy and new vision for future growth.
Posted: January 24, 2015
UAE. The third quarter 2014/15 showed a good level of orders, fuelled by small to mid-sized contracts; Company confirms full-year guidance of a high single digit organic sales growth and an operating margin (after corporate costs) over 5%.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Global sales up 9%; Sales up across all key regions, with Jaguar Land Rover MENA sales up 6%.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The minutes basically unofficially confirmed that there are only the slimmest of chances for a US interest rate increase next month.
date:Posted: May 21, 2015
UAE. New study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the social enterprise C3 reveals the impact of CSR programs on UAE residents; Around three-quarters of residents are more likely to purchase from companies that actively contribute to the community.
date:Posted: May 20, 2015
UAE. According to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group, 33% of consumers would rather accept a 20% reduction in salary than give up their mobile phone; SME mobile leaders in emerging markets are leapfrogging older generations of technology still widely used in developed markets.
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