Jojo Puthuparampil


Jojo Puthuparampil is a business news writer for Inc. Arabia.
Omnicom announces maternity leave

The Drive For Longer Maternity Leave In The Middle East Gets Another Push

Dubai-based media firm Omnicom Media Group MENA has doubled the maternity leave its offers to its female employees to 90 days, compared with 45 days required under UAE law, becoming the latest... (contd.)
MoveSouq secures $3 million

All Your Moving & Packing Has Helped This Dubai Startup To $3M In Funding

Dubai-based, an online marketplace that connects users in UAE and Qatar to moving, home services and insurance companies, has raised $3 million in its third funding round. The round was led by... (contd.)
Connected car trial to start in Doha.

Hush! Talking Cars Will Be On This Arab Metro’s Streets Soon

Cars that ‘talk’ to one another and exchange information on impending traffic congestion and possible accidents. Sounds like a page from a science fiction novella? Not really. Commuters and pedestrians will see... (contd.)
Visas are hard to come by in Oman

Expat Women Are Finding It Difficult To Get Work Visas In This Gulf State

Female professionals scouting for employment in Oman are ending up waiting for more than a year to get the paperwork done while several others have been denied employment visas in specific sectors,... (contd.)
Dubai's future program

These Are The Startups And Firms (Probably) Building Dubai’s Future

Dubai Future Accelerators program, the tech initiative run by Dubai Future Foundation and the Government of Dubai, has shortlisted 30 firms out of 2,274 applications from 73 countries for its first round. The... (contd.)
Apple Watch 2

So What Do We Know About Apple Watch 2?

Apple’s new waterproof Series 2 watches are almost here. The Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+ come with a price tag of $369 (around Dhs 1,355) and will be available... (contd.)
New iPhones

The iPhone 7 Arrives On September 16 & Here’s What We Know

Tech giant Apple unveiled its new dust and water-resistant iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with high-resolution cameras and a host other user-friendly enhancements at its annual event at the Bill Graham... (contd.)
Inc Arabia Personal Debt

After SMEs, UAE Looks At Protecting Individual Debtors

UAE government is working on a personal insolvency law that would apply to individuals, said Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obaid Humaid Al Tayer. This comes on the heels of the government’s... (contd.)
Inc Arabia Bankruptcy

No Jail For Indebted Entrepreneurs Under UAE’s New Bankruptcy Law

The Federal Law on Bankruptcy approved by the UAE government this week promises to lower risks for those who want to run businesses in the country as it allows entrepreneurs to skip... (contd.)
Expo 2020

What Will Dubai Do With The Expo Site After 2020?

The venue for Dubai Expo 2020 will be transformed into a conference and office space after the event, said Marjan Faraidooni, Expo 2020’s vice president of legacy. More than 80% of investments in the... (contd.)
Saudi Arabia Hajj Bracelets Tech Savvy

Saudi Arabia Goes Tech Savvy To Make The Hajj Safer

Saudi Arabia will provide electronic bracelets to pilgrims to Makkah starting this year besides using more surveillance cameras to monitor crowd buildups as part of a safety drive a year after a... (contd.)

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