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August 29, 2017

The Renault-Nissan alliance increased its bets on China’s electric-vehicle market, the world’s biggest, by forming a new venture to design battery-powered automobiles that meet the country’s tighter emissions rule. 

After relying on oil to fuel its economy for more than half a century, Saudi Arabia is turning to its other abundant natural resource to take it beyond the oil age -- desert. The kingdom is converting thousands of square kilometers of sand into new cities as it seeks to diversify away from crude, create jobs and boost investment.

MANILA, Philippines -  With the sustained growth of the Philippine economy, the local property market continues to attract massive investments, and foreign players are not passing up on the opportunities the country has to offer.

But with the availability of developable land in Metro Manila becoming limited, reclamation is starting to be a feasible option for developers to acquire land in the country's capital

French firms SUEZ and Bouygues Construction have signed a worldwide partnership agreement to develop sustainable smart cities with circular economy solutions.

French firms SUEZ and Bouygues Construction have signed a worldwide partnership agreement to develop sustainable smart cities with circular economy solutions.

In 2014, the new Indian government declared its intention to achieve 100 smart cities. In promoting this objective, it gave the example of a large development in the island city of Mumbai, Bhendi Bazaar. There, three-to-five-storey housing would be replaced with towers of between 40 to 60 storeys to increase density. This has come to be known as “vertical with a vengeance”. 

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