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Bader El Houssami appointed COO, Nissan KSA
June 23, 2017

Bader El Houssami has joined Nissan Saudi Arabia as Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1. Based in Jeddah, Bader takes over responsibility for Nissan’s day-to-day operational functions as the company continues to consolidate its robust position within the Kingdom’s fiercely competitive automotive market.

A graduate in Business Studies specializing in marketing from Beirut"...

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Confederate Fighter Creates Mayhem As Cool Motorcycle Punk, Mohawk, In Transformers: The Last Knight 
June 23, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Confederate Motorcycles, creator of the world’s most exotic road-going machines, has announced that its most advanced motorcycle yet, the P51 Combat Fighter, has been included in the production of Transformers: The Last Knight. The global luxury brand is excited to confirm that the Decepticon, Mohawk, will appear as a Fighter in its disguised vehicle form. H. Matthew Chambers, CEO of Confederate Motorcycles, said: “The Fighter is pure yang power born to raise hell, so his transformation into the knife wielding, mayhem-causing, motorcycle punk is logical and interesting.” Of the 61 Combat Collection special editions, each hand built by Confederate’s highly-skilled master craftsmen at its Birmingham headquarters, only two remain available for reservation. Transformers:......

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XPRIZE Announces Teams Advancing in $15M Global Learning XPRIZE at EdTechXEurope
June 22, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Today, XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced 11 semi-finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. Announced at this year’s EdTechXEurope, XPRIZE is challenging these semi-finalist teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. “Throughout my career, I’ve seen the many ways technology has evolved to help children access an education they may otherwise not have,” said Matt Keller, senior director of the Global Learning XPRIZE. “What most excites XPRIZE about these semi-finalist teams is the possibility that their innovative......

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Australian Automotive Manufacturing Plants Shutting Down Operations
June 22, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Hilco Industrial Acquisitions B.V. (www.hilcoind.com) announced today that it will lead the disposition process for a massive machinery and equipment asset sale which will effectively shut down the automobile manufacturing business on the Australian Continent. The sale comes because of the recent closure of all Toyota Australia manufacturing operations, the last remaining auto production facility remaining on the continent. This unprecedented auto equipment sale will include all the key production shops and vendors that have been part of the manufacture of cars in Australia for over 60 years. All the equipment will be offered for sale via private treaty from their production shops including aluminum casting, furnaces, engine line machining, assembly, robotic automation, presses, extruders,......

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Marriott celebrates Iftar with cab drivers across Saudi Arabia
June 19, 2017

As part of its ongoing commitment to the holy month of Ramadan, Marriott International celebrated the eighth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative at more than 70 participating Marriott hotels in the Middle East, including 23 in Saudi Arabia. During the hour of Iftar last June 14, cab drivers who drove through the main entrance of any of the participating hotels received complimentary Iftar packs to break their fast.

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Chinese Automaker JAC Motors Exhibited at Expo 2017 Held in Kazakhstan
June 19, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- At the ongoing Expo 2017 in Astana, the leading Chinese automaker JAC Motors and its Kazakhstani distributor showcased three models: the S3, the iEV6S and the iEV5. Echoing the theme of China Pavilion, “Future Energy, Green Silk Road”, JAC also took the opportunity to exhibit their latest green energy vehicle technologies and concepts. Making a mark in Kazakhstan As an important nation along the corridor, Kazakhstan connects China with Central Europe via “the Belt and Road” economic zone. The country covers a large region of Central Asia and Eastern Europe and is one of JAC’s most valuable markets. In March 2015, with the blessing of China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Kazakhstan’s Premier Karim Masimov, JAC and its distributor Allur Group, officially signed the KD assembly licensing agreement. As per the agreement, Allur Group, a Kazakhstan automotive company, will be responsible for the assembly of all JAC......

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars launches new showroom in Al-Khobar
June 18, 2017

ROLLS-Royce Motor Cars has announced the opening of its first dedicated Rolls-Royce showroom and aftersales centre in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia in partnership with Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors, the sole authorized dealer of Rolls-Royce motor cars in the Kingdom. The facility was officially launched by Sheikh Mohamed Yousuf Naghi, Chairman of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group, alongside Stavros Paraskevaides, Managing Director of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors and"...

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GCC BORGWARD Distributors Experience SUV’s Unparalleled Performance
June 18, 2017

BORGWARD Group AG, the global automotive manufacturer, invited distributors and VIP guests from the GCC to Germany for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime driving adventure in BX5 and BX7 vehicles.

The following local distributors were in Germany to experience first-hand the rich and innovative racing history and the new “Accessible Premium” of the reborn BORGWARD brand:

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GE Signs $575 Million Agreement with Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways to Help Transform Rail Infrastructure in Egypt 
June 18, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it signed a Letter of Intent with the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR), worth $575 million, to supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives that can be used for both passengers or freight rail, as well as a 15-year agreement for parts and technical support for GE locomotives in ENR’s new and current fleet. The agreement,"...

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Juffali honors Mercedes truckers to strengthen customer relations
June 14, 2017

Ibrahim Juffali & Brothers, dealers of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, honored Mercedes truckers who drove over a million kilometer, using Mercedes famous trucks “Mercedes-Benz ACTROS”. The honoring took place in a special ceremony held for this purpose at the company›s facility in Jeddah.

This honoring event came within the company’s endeavor to strengthen its relationship"...

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