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These are the best passports for travellers to hold in 2023

The ranking, published by Henley & Partners, uses data from the International Air Transport Association

UAE has the world’s best passport in a top ten dominated by Europe

With a UAE passport, travellers can enter to 180 countries hassle-free — seven more than European countries such as Germany and Sweden

UAE, Japan to sign MoU on establishing joint business council

The formation of the council is aimed at developing joint projects and exchange expertise

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Kuwait says oil buyers don’t want to boost imports next year

The OPEC member exports about 2 million barrels a day of crude, most of it to Asian countries such as China, South Korea, Japan and India

First Emirati mission to the Moon set to launch on November 28

Upon landing, the Rashid rover will explore the characteristics of the lunar soil, the petrography and geology of the Moon

Aramco says hydrogen talks with Japan, South Korea are advancing

Much of the gas for Aramco’s blue hydrogen will come from Saudi Arabia’s massive Jafurah field

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Emiratis can travel to Japan without a visa from November 1

The decision coincides with the launch of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the UAE and Japan

Emirates to deploy A380 on Dubai-Narita route

The carrier has reported a spike in bookings for flights to Narita and Osaka, following the Japanese government’s recent announcement to ease entry restrictions

SoftBank reports record $23.4bn loss as holdings tumble

SoftBank reports record $23.4bn loss as holdings tumble

The Vision Fund segment posted a loss of 2.33 trillion yen in the three months ending June 30, following a then-record 2.2 trillion yen loss in the previous quarter

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These are the world’s most and least powerful passports in 2022

As recently as 2017, Asian countries barely featured among the world’s 10 most-accepted passports

UAE and Japan strengthen bilateral ties in various sectors

The meetings focused on UAE’s preparations to host COP28 in 2023 and strengthen economic, energy and industrial cooperation between the two countries

Qatar exports surge as demand for gas climbs on Ukraine crisis

China was the top destination of Qatar’s exports in April with close to QR6.6bn riyals

Saudi Arabia’s PIF adds to games push with 5% Nintendo stake

The filing shows the purchase was made for investment purposes

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Japan increases crude oil imports from the UAE

Japan’s total oil imports in March amounted to 89.15 million barrels, compared to 78.51 million barrels in February

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Panasonic to spend $5bn on EV cells, supply chain software

The Osaka-based firm will invest 400 billion yen in growth areas including electric vehicle cells

Japan asks UAE to boost oil output

OPEC+ is reviving supplies after its deep cuts at the start of the pandemic in 2020

OPEC+ warns of response as Biden poised for oil reserve release

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies will meet on December 2

Oil extends drop as investors assess reserve release, Covid wave

Oil rallied to the highest level since 2014 in October but has faltered over the past month

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: UAE, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Egypt

Here’s a list of eight participating country pavilions and their offerings

Oil dips after two-day rally with Covid lingering over market

Oil’s red-hot rally over the first half of the year has been interrupted by delta

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UAE sells another blue ammonia cargo to Japan in hydrogen push

Blue ammonia is made from hydrogen, a gas seen as key to the global energy transition

UAE’s ADNOC sells trial cargo of blue ammonia to Japan firm

ADNOC will send the ammonia to Japan’s Itochu Corp. for use in fertilizer production

American father-son duo sentenced to jail for helping Carlos Ghosn escape

Michael Taylor, 60, received a sentence of two years and his 28-year-old son, Peter Taylor, was handed a 20-month sentence

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UAE, Japan to launch business council

Japan is ranked tenth globally among the list of countries investing in the UAE

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UAE’s Vox Cinemas inks deal with Odex to distribute Japanese anime titles

Under the exclusive agreement, six titles will be released in theaters across eight territories within the MENA region

UAE partners with Japan for mission to send ‘Rashid’ rover to the moon

The Emirates Lunar Mission is one of the initiatives under the Mars 2117 Programme, which aims to build a human colony on Mars

Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe: All you need to know

The metal piece of the probe is decorated with the phrase ‘The power of hope shortens the distance between earth and sky’, the UAE flag and the slogan ‘The impossible is possible’

Abu Dhabi wealth fund culls Japan team, seeking new growth focus

It will continue to invest in Japanese equities but only through its external managers

Ghosn says French investigators will quiz him in Lebanon in 2021

Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo almost two years ago and escaped to Lebanon in December

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Japan imports nearly a third of its crude oil in September from the UAE

Japan imported a total of 64.212 million barrels of crude from around the world in September