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German retailer Metro in talks to buy rival

German retail giant Metro AG which owns the Kaufhof chain of department stores, on Saturday said it had held exploratory talks about purchasing rival Karstadt, adding it was not aggressively pursuing a deal. "We held loose ta

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Mena spends $300bn on railways and metros

Rail and metro projects worth a total of $300 billion are under way or being planned in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, said an expert at a key industry summit held in Dubai, UAE. Saudi Arabia has the largest rail

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Dubai's RTA wins special award for rail work

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) received a special award at the annual Meed Mena Rail & Metro Summit held last night in Dubai, UAE, in recognition of the contribution it has made to the development of passenger rail travel

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$200bn rail bonanza under way in Mena

Every country in the Mena region has announced rail or metro plans and in total there are more than $200 billion worth of rail and metro projects either planned or under way in the Middle East, said a specialist transport consultant.

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Saudi Arabia implementing 80 megaprojects

More than 80 megaprojects, each worth at least $1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. This makes the kingdom the Middle East’s largest megaproject market by a wide m

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Saudi Arabia implementing 80 megaprojects

More than 80 megaprojects, each worth at least $1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. This makes the kingdom the Middle East’s largest megaproject market by a wide m

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80 mega-projects coming up in Saudi Arabia

More than 80 mega-projects, each worth at least $1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. This makes the kingdom the Middle East’s largest mega-project market by a wide

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First woman driver for Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro, which celebrates its fifth anniversary today, has appointed its first woman driver, a young Emirati. Mariam Al Saffar, 30, who has now moved to the Dubai Tram project as the operation supervisor, a WAM report said.

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500 top GCC officials to attend rail conference

More than 500 top Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) officials will take part in the first and official GCC Rail and Metro Conference next year in Muscat, Oman. The event will take place on January 11 and 12 at the Al Bustan Palace.

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Kuwait to start work on metro soon

Kuwait is likely to start work on its much-delayed $20 billion metro project soon, a report said. The project will be built on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, said the Emirates 24/7 report. The first phase of the project is expect

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