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Facebook says it will expand remote work to all employees

Facebook also is expanding the number of workers who are allowed to move to other countries

How to build and grow a profitable e-commerce business in Dubai

Listen to industry heavyweights discuss how to take advantage of Dubai’s booming e-commerce sector

Oman’s first quarter deficit rises to $2bn

Public revenue was OMR1.82bn at the end of March

How Middle East businesses can rise to the net-zero challenge

Banks and FI’s are in a position to play a key role in accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy

Kuwait aircraft lessor cuts purchases as virus weighs on travel

Alafco continues to divest aircraft that fall short of fuel efficiency and revenue criteria

Oil pushes above $66 as China’s recovery aids outlook for bulls

Crude has rallied strongly in the opening months of 2021

Fujairah claims US seized Iraqi oil headed to China

Fujairah International Oil & Gas Corp claims it’s an intermediary seller of the cargo and that it is Iraqi oil

Explainer: How Covid-19 has impacted the GCC’s healthcare sector

Healthcare providers have been forced to upgrade to new technologies and improve efficiencies, opines Dr Fatih Mehmet Gul, CEO, Fakeeh University Hospital

Women on average have just 76% of men’s legal rights worldwide

Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education

Covid-19 impact: How people in the UAE adopted new habits

If remote working is here to stay, holding onto sacrosanct novelties may just be the wise thing to do

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,167 cases, 5,059 recoveries and 13 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 1,014

Oman Air abandons plan to expand fleet as pandemic poses risks

The carrier will target a fleet of 36 planes, down from the current 50

Three important future trends to look out for in 2021

Countries need to tackle vulnerabilities in their economies, embrace innovation and move towards a more digital future

How to redefine innovation for the upcoming virtual era

Innovation is never easy but it is always essential

Oman’s expat workforce down by 16% amid pandemic – report

Up to 272,126 foreign workers, mostly from Nepal, Uganda, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Egypt, have left Oman

Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow to return in 2021, discuss future of the aviation sector

The event, taking place from November 14 –18, will serve as a platform for the innovation within the industry during Covid-19

Bahrain puts economic recovery ahead of boosting budget revenue

Bahrain’s public finances have been under strain from the twin shock of the pandemic and lower oil prices

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Alabbar dismisses claims that Dubai’s Emaar has stopped building as “nonsense”

The Emaar boss also hit back at suggestions the company is responsible for an oversupply of properties

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The UAE’s successful handling of the pandemic paves the way for the future

Through multiple strategic national programmes with timely interventions, the UAE could bring Covid-19 under control

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed calls families of Covid-19 frontline workers

Sheikh Mohamed stressed that the people of the UAE cherish their heroes

Saudi Central Bank extends pandemic loan support into next year

The programme has helped banks avoid having to recognise credit as non-performing

Shailesh Dash

Phi Trends: Pandemic drives fintech focus

Few investments make a more compelling case than fintech in the current economic climate, opines entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash

Mapping the future for energy trading organisations

A global health emergency and collapse in crude oil prices have ratcheted up the pressure to address the sector’s critical challenges: efficiency, agility and growth

Dubai’s Emirates offers unpaid leave to pilots for 12 months

The airline is implementing several initiatives such as unpaid leave and flexible work-time models across its group

Saudi non-oil private sector business activity improves to highest in 8 months

However, employment numbers dropped at the fastest rate since June

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,359 cases, two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 477

Exclusive: Regional venture capitalist Noor Sweid on the startup ecosystem

Noor Sweid, founder and partner of Global Ventures, on how the startup ecosystem has coped with the pandemic

UAE Deputy PM Sheikh Saif bin Zayed receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Taking to Twitter, he extended his gratitude to the healthcare professionals

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New tech-based diabetes centre offering real-time monitoring opens in Dubai

Patients will be provided with wearable and connected technology to track their parameters

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,538 cases; highest daily rise since the outbreak

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 459