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Abu Dhabi’s ADIA to invest $750m in Mukesh Ambani’s retail unit

Reliance Retail runs supermarkets, India’s largest consumer electronics chain, a cash-and-carry wholesaler, fast-fashion outlets and an online grocery store called JioMart

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad launches global student offer

This offer excludes departures from India and China

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Saudi Arabia indefinitely suspends flights from India, Brazil and Argentina

Entry will also be denied to individuals who have been in either of these countries 14 days prior to their arrival in the kingdom

Air India Express allowed to resume Dubai flights after brief suspension

The airline had been asked to suspend flights to and from Dubai for 15 days since it “erronously” permitted Covid-19 positive passengers onboard two flights

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IPL 2020: Dubai’s DP World signs long-term sponsorship agreement with Royal Challengers Bangalore

The IPL 2020 cricket tournament is set to commence in the UAE from September 19

Abu Dhabi hedge fund makes $300m emerging-market wager

The manager has already moved about 90 per cent of that money into markets such as China and India, after cutting some positions in developed markets

Dubai’s Emirates to operate special flights to five cities in India

The Indian cities to and from which the airline will operate these flights include: Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to offer special passenger flights to select Indian cities

Flights must be booked at least 24 hours in advance

Finablr founder Shetty resigns as Indian court closes net on NMC Health

Finablr and NMC Health were both listed on the London Stock Exchange before being suspended

Aramco still aims for $15bn investment in India’s Reliance

A deal with Reliance would help the world’s biggest crude exporter join the ranks of the top oil refiners and chemical makers

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Aviation regulator chief suggests pilot error in Air India crash

The crash, in which at least 18 people were killed, was the deadliest aviation accident in India in a decade

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Air India Express flight from Dubai breaks apart after skidding off runway at Kerala airport

There were 190 people onboard the Boeing 737 aircraft

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Kuwait issues guidelines to permit entry of people from banned countries

Last week, the cabinet agreed to resume flights from Kuwait International Airport in three phases

Repatriation flights from India to UAE to resume – Air India

Only UAE residents with a stamped copy in their passports can travel on the flights

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Why regional companies should focus on improving employee efficiency

UAE businessman Sohan Roy describes how his new efficiency system has helped his Aries group tide through the crisis

Kuwait to resume flights from Aug 1, bans residents from seven nations including India, Philippines

Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport in mid-March

India announces additional repatriation flights from UAE

From August 1-29, Air India will repatriate Indian citizens on 22 flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports

India adds destinations for repatriation flights from UAE

Air India will fly to additional destinations between August 1-6

Dubai’s Emirates to operate repatriation flights to India

The flights will be operated to the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram, between July 12-26, 2020

UAE residents in India can now return on Vande Bharat, charter flights

The permission for UAE residents to return to the country has been initially granted for 15 days from July 12-26

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

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UAE’s Taqa to offer more shares in asset-transfer deal

Taqa has 23 gigawatts of power-generation capacity globally, with assets in Canada, Ghana, India, Iraq, the US and several other countries

Update: No NOCs will be issued to UAE residents in India to facilitate return

All residents seeking to return to the UAE must receive approvals from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship

Mubadala to double down on tech after $1.2bn Jio stake

The $232bn fund is looking at India, China and Southeast Asia for potential investments

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Saudis cut July oil supply to some Asian buyers by up to 40%

The cuts were widespread across the region from South Asia and Southeast Asia to some parts of North Asia

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Abu Dhabi to invest $752m in Reliance Industries’ digital arm

The deal comes days after the emirate’s Mubadala Investment spent $1.2bn on a 1.85 per cent stake in Jio

Ambani’s Jio platforms sells $1.2bn stake to Mubadala

Facebook invested $5.7bn in Jio in April for a roughly 10 per cent stake

India issues new guidelines for international arrivals

India began its ‘Mission Vande Bharat’ earlier this month to repatriate its nationals stranded abroad

Third phase of repatriation flights from the UAE to India to begin this week

In the next phase, 81 repatriation flights will be operated from May 26 until June 4

Indian embassy in Kuwait temporarily halts online registration for repatriation

The embassy said the service will resume after initial registrations have been accommodated