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GE to sell Transportation division GENERAL Electric (GE) CEO Mr John Flannery announced on November 13 that the US conglomerate will sell its Transportation business along with its Industrial Solutions and Lighting activities within the next two years as it pursues a more focused strategy.
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DOWNER EDI, Australia, announced on November 21 that it has reached an agreement to sell its Downer Freight Rail business unit to Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail in a deal worth $A 109m ($US 83m). The transaction,...
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ALSTOM says it booked €3.2bn of orders between April 1 and September 30 in its half year financial results released on November 14 while sales grew by 5% to €3.8bn, a result which chairman and...
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GENERAL Electric (GE) CEO Mr John Flannery announced on November 13 that the US conglomerate will sell its Transportation business along with its Industrial Solutions and Lighting activities within the next two years as it...
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POLISH rolling stock manufacturer Pesa has secured a Zlotys 200m ($US 54.7m) loan from a consortium of six financial institutions led by PKO Bank Polski, which will enable the Bydgoszcz-based supplier to complete the restructuring...
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THE chairman of Italy’s open-access high-speed rail operator NTV, Mr Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, has confirmed that the company will launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the stock exchange in 2018. NTV was set up...
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THE announcement on September 26 that Siemens and Alstom have agreed to merge their rail businesses did not come as a complete surprise as rumours of a potential tie up, first between Siemens and Bombardier...
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ACCORDING to a study conducted by SCI Verkehr, the €12.5bn market for railway products services in Germany is predicted to grow at an average of 3.4% per annum to reach €14.6bn by 2021, which is...
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US Class 1 railway CSX announced the replacement of three of its senior executives, and the cancellation of its October 30 investor day, on October 25 prompting a 3.82% drop in its share price to...
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SOUTH African private locomotive repair and leasing company, Sheltam, has announced a rebranding and the launch of new rolling stock leasing and railway infrastructure investment subsidiaries.   Sheltam Group will be known as Traxtion Sheltam and its...
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THE global outlook for the railway industry remains positive according to the latest quarterly survey of senior managers from around 100 companies conducted by SCI Verkehr, which says its quarterly business index is now at...

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