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GITEX Global: Interview with Massimo Cannizzo, CEO and co-founder, Gellify Middle East

Gellify, in collaboration with Azimut recently launched a $50m VC Fund to help MENA startups, with a focus on enhancing advanced technology-based innovation in the region

Airbus gets mega-order for 255 jets led by Wizz, Frontier

The deal for Airbus’s larger A321 model is valued at more than $30bn before typical industry discounts

Immertech introduces teleportation capsule at Expo 2020 Dubai

Voyager by Immertech, allows anyone to be transported to other places or relive events from the past without moving

UK starts trade deal process with Saudi Arabia, Gulf

British trade with the GCC was worth about $61bn in 2019

UK to approves UAE vaccination certificates from October 4

The UK’s Secretary of Transport Grant Shapps took to Twitter to announce the directive

Oxford University and Oracle collaborate to detect Covid-19 variants faster

Global research community using genomic sequencing platform, running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, to discover new coronavirus mutations

Dubai’s DP World to invest £300m in London Gateway logistics hub

The company aims to increase supply chain resilience

Cisco helps to usher in the new era of full-sized driverless racing

Conducted in partnership with DTM, Schaeffler and Riedel Networks, the drive took place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on September 2, 2021

European Commission approves continuous export of UAE camel milk to 27 EU countries in 2021

Currently, the MOCCAE is liaising with Chinese authorities to obtain their approval for exporting UAE camel milk and its products to China

Dubai’s Emirates to introduce daily A380 service to Istanbul next month

The carrier is the world’s largest operator of A380s, with 118 currently in its fleet

Publicis Groupe appoints Bassel Kakish as CEO for Middle East and Turkey

Kakish will continue to be based in Dubai and report to the executive chairman

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administered At Colorado Fire Department

US recommends pausing J&J vaccinations on clotting concern

As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi initiates flights to three new destinations

They include two cities in Egypt and one in Europe

Brexit and the GCC – What lies ahead?

With Brexit having come into full effect on January 1, how will the UK’s ties with the GCC evolve?

Dubai sees surge in UK bookings after travel corridor started

65 per cent of airlines flying in the beginning of 2020 are back to Dubai Airports

Dubai’s Emirates ramps up A380 flights; adds services to UK and Russia

Emirates is expanding its services to the UK following the establishment of UK-UAE air corridor

Multiple shots fired at Saudi embassy in Netherlands

No injuries were reported

Turkey: Search, rescue work continues after earthquake

Rescuers seek survivors as Aegean earthquake toll rises

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at least 37 people were killed while 885 were injured

UAE joins Global Ocean Alliance to achieve 30by30 conservation target

The UAE is the first Middle Eastern country to endorse the target

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Lessons learnt: How Covid-19 has impacted the British business ecosystem in the UAE

Gulf Business speaks to John Martin St. Valery, chairman of the British Business Group for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, on coping with the crisis, impact of Brexit and plans ahead

Boeing Max judged safe to fly by Europe’s aviation regulator

The Max was grounded in March 2019 in the wake of two accidents that took 346 lives

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala invests $235m in Germany’s Evotec

The funds will be invested in the upscaling of biologics strategy, data-driven precision medicine processes, and multimodality drug discovery and development platforms, among others

Abu Dhabi’s IHC invests in DNA sequencing tech pioneer Oxford Nanopore

The funds will support Oxford Nanopore as it scales up its rapid Covid-19 testing capability

ECB takes major step toward introducing a digital Euro

A central-bank digital currency would allow euro-area residents to place deposits with the ECB directly

Rolls-Royce preparing announcement on equity issuance

The British maker of aircraft engines said last month it intends to raise as much as GBP2.5bn

Saudi Arabia floats plan to delay G20 summit until December

A spokesman for the Saudis’ G20 secretariat said that Italy will be taking over the presidency as planned at the start of December

FIVE Hotels & Resorts to open new destination in Europe

The brand intends to revive the prestigious history of Zurich’s Atlantis hotel

BMW records first quarterly loss since 2009 on virus impact

BMW shares have lost more than a fifth this year

Dubai’s Emirates’ A380s take to the skies

The carrier resumes A380 flights to London and Paris, and announces A380 services to Amsterdam

Coronavirus pandemic drags global M&A to lowest level since 2012

Little more than $1 trillion of deals have been announced this year, making for the slowest first half since 2012