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 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$35 billion on expanding oil and gas projects over the next five years.
Posted: August 12, 2014
UAE. Global debut set for 14 August; Fastest Land Rover ever with 550PS/680Nm V8 supercharged engine; 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds, 260km/h top speed.
Posted: August 11, 2014
UAE. Al Jaber Group is planning a sale of its transportation and lifting unit to help repay loans, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Posted: August 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Nigeria and South Africa dominate the infrastructure market; A substantial increase in spending in the basic manufacturing sector is expected in sub-Saharan Africa.
Posted: August 7, 2014
UAE. New Discovery Sport entering final development phase, with prototype fleets testing globally; Land Rover is the first global partner of pioneering commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. UAE. Infrastructure project awards across the GCC are forecast to exceed US$ 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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. strategic conception must evolve away from seeing these conflicts as distinct theaters into seeing them as different aspects of the same theater: the Black Sea.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Consumer spending also remained robust; Non-oil exports rebound owing to greater production of petrochemicals and plastics.
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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