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Transportation Infrastructure


  • Made in China? Think railways Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    Made in China? Think railways

    Chinese rail companies that have built more than 10,000 miles of track lines domestically now want to expand into infrastructure developments overseas. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

  • Indonesia PM talks of reforms ahead of US visit Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    Ahead of his maiden U.S. trip, Indonesia's President Jokowi says that while his first year has been rocky, he's still forging ahead with reform plans.

  • Will a new UK power station fill the energy gap? Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Will a new UK power station fill the energy gap?

    Paul Dorfman, senior research assiocate at the Energy Institute in University College London, criticises the plans for a new U.K. nuclear power station because it could be too expensive and take too long to build.

  • Who should build Europe's energy stations? Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 2:40 AM ET
    Who should build Europe's energy stations?

    Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, suggests pension funds and the insurance industry should be used to finance infrastructure projects, rather than China.

  • Hate potholes? Blame this group of drivers… Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    One key group of Americans is creating unsafe conditions on America's roads, according to a new report.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 15- Australia's competition regulator said a proposed A $8.9 billion takeover by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management of local port and rail freight firm Asciano Ltd may hurt competition for other coal haulage operators. The statement suggests that, while Brookfield and Asciano may be required to make changes to the deal or give regulatory...

  • Tesoro's big bet on oil infrastructure Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    Tesoro's big bet on oil infrastructure

    Despite low oil prices, Tesoro and partner Savage, a privately held logistics company, have been very busy building out their crude-by-rail infrastructure, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan live at the Port of Vancouver.

  • Oct 13- Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Tuesday announced a $1 billion, partly bond-funded, four-year plan to fix roads and bridges. Pence said he will ask the legislature to approve $150 million a year in additional funding for roads and bridges in fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020, while tapping $241 million from Indiana's $2 billion budget reserve projected at the...

  • TORONTO, Oct 9- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a settlement that clears the way for payments to victims of Canada's Lac-Megantic crude-by-rail derailment, according to the trustee for the insolvent railway at the heart of the disaster. Forty-seven people were killed on July 6, 2013, when a Montreal, Maine& Atlantic railway train carrying Bakken oil...

  • The world's most controversial border walls Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early 11 November 1989 as they watch East German border guards demolishing a section of the wall in order to open a new crossing point between East and West Berlin, near the Potsdamer Square.

    Building walls has long been the process for keeping others out. Do they really work as instruments of border control in the 21st century?

  • HK vs Singapore: Which is Asia's most liveable city? Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 10:18 PM ET

    Both cities boast enviable transport systems and low crime rates, but expensive real estate. So given the choice, which would you choose as home?

  • Matt Damon talks Mars and microfinancing Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Matt Damon at the 2014 CGI to promote his Water.org initiative.

    "The Martian" star Matt Damon says he hopes the movie will get people excited about space travel again.

  • Don't look down: This bridge has a glass bottom Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    Tourists walk on a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pinging county, Hunan province, China, September 24, 2015.

    Stretching almost a quarter of a mile across a nearly 600-foot deep chasm in China's Hunan province, is Haohan Qiao, a glass-bottomed bridge.

  • The bill, introduced by lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could avert a threatened service suspension by major railroads that cannot meet the current Dec. 31 deadline, which Congress imposed in 2008, for implementing positive train control technology. The proposed legislation would extend this year's deadline to Dec. 31,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- U.S. lawmakers, under mounting pressure from the railroad industry, announced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to extend a Dec. 31 deadline for costly new safety technology for at least another three years. The bill, introduced by Republicans and Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could avert a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives announced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to extend the Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to implement advanced safety technology for three years to the end of 2018..

  • The rise of green buildings in Singapore Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:49 PM ET
    The rise of green buildings in Singapore

    John Keung, CEO of Building and Construction Authority (BCA), says nearly 30 percent of the buildings in Singapore are green buildings which provide better indoor environments.

  • Keen to invest in China? Here's what to buy Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Keen to invest in China? Here's what to buy

    Paul Pong, managing director of Pegasus Fund Managers, likes military stocks because China will likely increase its military budget. He also thinks the 'One belt, one road' initiative will lift sectors such as infrastructure.

  • Europe gave China vote of confidence by joining AIIB: Jin

    European nations are convinced that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be a "first-class multilateral institution with 21st century governance," says Jin Liqun, President-Designate of AIIB.

  • Fix the US transportation system now Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Infrastructure construction site.

    How bad is the US infrastructure system? Well, it ranks behind Germany, Japan and even this tiny country, says Doug Oberhelman.