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Kuwait to issue virtual telecom operator licence

Jul 14 2019

DUBAI, July 14 Kuwait is to issue a virtual telecom operator licence, effectively creating a fourth player in a market serving roughly four million people.

Etihad hires former Aer Lingus executive as new CFO

Jun 17 2019

DUBAI Etihad Airways has appointed former Aer Lingus chief financial officer Andrew MacFarlane as its new group CFO, a spokesman for the Abu Dhabi airline said on Monday.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Etihad hires former Aer Lingus executive as new CFO

Jun 17 2019

DUBAI, June 17 Etihad Airways has appointed former Aer Lingus chief financial officer Andrew MacFarlane as its new group CFO, a spokesman for the Abu Dhabi airline said on Monday.

Abu Dhabi's airports, ports and power firms moved to new holding company

May 29 2019

DUBAI/ABU DHABI, May 29 Abu Dhabi is creating a new holding company for seven state-owned firms with operations ranging from airports to power supply to make it easier for them to raise debt and improve services, three sources told Reuters.

UAE, keen to maintain safe-haven image, tempers tanker attack response

May 17 2019

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates, though a prominent foe of Iran in the Middle East's power struggles, has tempered its reaction to attacks on oil tankers off its coast in an effort to protect its reputation as a safe and stable business hub.

Tanker attacks near UAE expose weaknesses in Gulf Arab security

May 15 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Attacks on Saudi tankers and other vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this week expose vulnerabilities in the security of a key oil-shipping route amid rising tensions between the United States, Iran and Gulf Arab states.

U.S. envoy urges response "short of war" to Gulf tankers attack

May 14 2019

* UAE investigating attack on vessels near major bunkering hub

Emirates profit hit by sky-high fuel costs, strong dollar

May 09 2019

DUBAI Emirates will "work smart and hard" to improve its performance after the Gulf airline's profit hit a decade low as soaring fuel costs and a strong dollar took a toll on earnings, while passenger growth stalled.

UPDATE 1-Air Arabia to meet Airbus and Boeing ahead of imminent 100-jet order, says CEO

Apr 30 2019

DUBAI, April 30 Budget airline Air Arabia is likely to order 100 or more Airbus or Boeing jets within the next three to four months, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Saudi's Flynas considering upgrading Airbus A320neo order

Apr 30 2019

DUBAI, April 30 Saudi Arabian airline Flynas is considering upgrading part of its existing order for 80 Airbus A320neo jets to the larger A321 model, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

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