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Flights to and from Doha banned

Business Travel Alert: Flights To & From Doha Suspended Amid Regional Tensions

All major UAE airlines—including Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia—have suspended flights to and from Doha starting Tuesday morning, after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen cut diplomatic ties with... (contd.)
The social network appears to be broadening its use case as part of an effort to court advertisers.

Reddit Is Starting to Look a Lot Like Twitter

Reddit is teaming up with Foursquare to add a new feature: Geo-location.Starting this week, redditors will be able to tag their next photo-worthy meals at a Momofuku restaurant in New York City,... (contd.)
Abu Dhabi's banking sector is in a slowdown

Why Is Abu Dhabi’s Banking Sector Laying Off More And More Employees?

Around 900 jobs were cut across the banking sector in Abu Dhabi over the past year, according to a report from Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD).The number of employees in the sector... (contd.)
ecommerce certification

E-Commerce Certification Is Not Mandatory In Dubai… Yet.

The certification of e-commerce websites is not mandatory in Dubai, according to a Dubai Economy official.This month, the emirate’s economic department launched a ‘digital protection’ initiative, aimed to certify e-commerce sites to... (contd.)
Egypt labor law not well received

Egypt’s Unions & Activists Say No To President Al-Sisi’s New Labor Laws

A draft labor law that is expected to be implemented in Egypt has elicited a negative reaction from labor activists.During his speech in celebration of Labor Day on Sunday, President Abdel Fattah... (contd.)
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Oman’s Fast Disappearing SMEs A Cause For Concern

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Oman declined in the first quarter of 2017, compared with the same period of last year, according to a report issued by the... (contd.)
Law aims to boost investment environment.

On The UAE’s Heels, Qatar Too Approves A New Draft Bankruptcy Law

Qatar’s cabinet has approved a draft law on corporate bankruptcy aimed at improving the investment environment in the country.The law, prepared by The Ministry of Economy and Commerce, aims at developing a... (contd.)
Qatar Airways accuses US carriers of bullying.

Qatar Airways Chief Accuses US Carriers Of Bullying

Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker has accused American carriers of ‘bullying’ in an attempt to wrest back their falling market share.US carriers Delta, United, and American Airlines have accused Qatar Airways... (contd.)
dubai rough diamonds

Business Travel: All That Diamond Trade Has Pushed Air India To Launch Surat-Dubai Flights

Trade in the world’s second largest diamond hub is set to boom with the launch of the first flight between Surat in western India and Dubai.The state-owned carrier will launch the new service... (contd.)
Gulf Airlines Laptop Ban

Gulf Airlines Are Hurting With The US Laptop Ban, But Just A Wee Bit

The ongoing ban on electronic devices on flights to the US is 'unnecessary', according to Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker.The ban was rushed and introduced without proper discussion, Al Baker told... (contd.)
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