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Used equipment prices remain stable in Middle East Euro Auctions site in Dubai

Used equipment prices remain stable in Middle East

Richard Sweatt, the Middle East representative of Euro Auctions, provides insights into the demand for used construction and agriculture equipment


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Sticky business: the endurance of asphalt work

Sticky business: the endurance of asphalt work

In the context of widespread cutbacks in the regional construction industry, the consistency of the asphalt-laying business bucks the trend
 
AI supply: Logistics could look to AI for big data

AI supply: Logistics could look to AI for big data

Rapid growth in the logistics and supply chain segment is creating opportunities, but at the same time the talent is drying up
 
Tech takeover: the rise of electronics in the Gulf

Tech takeover: the rise of electronics in the Gulf

Is the rising tide of electronics and circuitry finally submerging the Gulf?
 
Rent supreme: Regional dynamics favour rental

Rent supreme: Regional dynamics favour rental

Aerial work platforms appears to be one of a handful of segments where the economic realities and nature of the work have crowned rental king
 

 

Global to glocal: a trend to be aware of in 2017

Global to glocal: a trend to be aware of in 2017

As the West enters an ideological state where naysaying globalisation is all the rage, the Gulf and the equipment industry present a contrary argument
 
Global weakness and the shift to rental in cranes

Global weakness and the shift to rental in cranes

Softness in global markets and technological developments are driving a renaissance in Middle East mobile and crawler crane activity, while the increasing dominance of rental in the heavy lift segment is good for all
 
OEMs need to invest in their GCC operations now

OEMs need to invest in their GCC operations now

By focussing on simple models and investing in aftersales support, off-highway truck manufacturers will be well placed for growth once the oil prices recover
 
Wide-angle business: On the need to diversify

Wide-angle business: On the need to diversify

While centralised government investment is a comforting and currently viable raft to cling onto, don’t let it distract from the broader imperative to diversify
 
Market maturity: the GCC turns to look ahead

Market maturity: the GCC turns to look ahead

Despite the economic and political turmoil in the region, the industry is suddenly exhibiting an extraordinary sense of resilience, optimism and general positivity
 
Recovery or rivalry? Tracking trends in FDI

Recovery or rivalry? Tracking trends in FDI

A recent spate of foreign direct investment in the region begs the question of whether we are witnessing market recovery or a harbinger of rising competition
 
Fundamentals of flight: drones in legalese

Fundamentals of flight: drones in legalese

Drones hold considerable potential as a tool for monitoring the progress on construction site, with signficant implications for dispute resolution — but hurdles to drone use remain
 
Power projection: beyond hard infrastructure

Power projection: beyond hard infrastructure

In an industry as broad and deep as plant, machinery and vehicles, there is no objective A to Z of success, but there are other measures of impactful business
 
Ford forward: the ascendance of Ford Trucks

Ford forward: the ascendance of Ford Trucks

Bursting onto the Middle East trucks scene in the GCC with its first dedicated sales team in 2014, Ford Trucks still has much to prove to the region’s fleet operators, and much more to achieve.
 
Meritor-cracy: developing OE aftersales in the GCC

Meritor-cracy: developing OE aftersales in the GCC

The mission of Meritor, the original equipment part supplier for heavy-duty trucks, to raise commercial vehicle aftersales awareness in the Gulf
 
A public dilemma: choosing your power source

A public dilemma: choosing your power source

As the region looks to set ambitious green targets and clamp down on air pollution, public buses are front and centre in the battle over clean energy
 



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