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Eurostar stays on track

Eurostar chairman keeps company on track

A three-way management structure and an increasingly competitive market have provided a multitude of challenges for rail operator Eurostar. Now the liberalisation of the European passenger rail market is set to create yet more challenges, as well as opportunities, according to the company's chairman, Richard Brown.

Asia-Pacific sees transportation sector boom

In the first half of 2012, Asia-Pacific's transport sector witnessed its best first half on record, with more than 100 FDI projects recorded.

View from Asia: August/September 2012

While FDI coming into Asia-Pacific has grown exponentially over the past decade, the current state of play is one of volatility, with the region's ports bearing the brunt of the uncertain economic climate.

Wallonia aims for the top

Wallonia targets role as Europe's leading logistics hub

The Belgian region of Wallonia has set itself a target of becoming Europe's most attractive logistics hub by 2020. While this may appear a little ambitious, large companies are increasingly investing in the area, drawn to its pro-business environment, highly skilled workforce and excellent links to the rest of Europe.

Agility Logistics

Logistics operators look to emerging markets plan B

Faced with a volatile global economy, investment into the logistics industry fell significantly last year. Now many within the sector are being forced to adjust both their business and supply chain strategies and look to emerging markets for signs of growth.

Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia

Turbulent times prove a boon for Air Arabia

Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia, explains how the global economic downturn has benefited the low-cost carrier, as the increasing number of passengers opting for a cheaper service has allowed it to increase its fleet and service more destinations, putting it on course for continued international expansion.

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

The aviation industry was one of the main casualties of the global economic crisis in many regions around the world, but in the Middle East its growth has continued unabated. Central to this growth has been the expansion of Qatar Airways, which, according to its CEO, has no plans to slow down.

Tanzania president tells African governments that regional integration is key

The president of Tanzania tells AfDB delegates that the continent must promote intra-African trade if it is to avoid further economic crises.

China commute

Unclogging inner-city arteries: the case for mass-transit systems

In many of the world's major cities, traffic gridlock comes as standard. With such high number of vehicles on the roads leading to heavy pollution and frustratingly long commuting times, the case for mass rapid-transit systems is becoming increasingly difficult for many cities to ignore.

Port of Baltimore

US ports dig deep to capitalise on Panama Canal reopening

East and south coast US states are improving their ports and intermodal infrastructure, as the widening of the Panama Canal nears completion.

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