Sunday 12 July 2020

Etihad launches local content scheme for suppliers

Etihad Aviation Group has launched its Al Watani programme, a new local content programme for suppliers who would like to partner with the national airline of the UAE to provide their products and services.   Vendors across the supply chain are encouraged to joi


Madayn abolishes trucks' entry fees in Al Mazunah Free Zone

Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) has abolished some of the fees related to trucks’ entry and storage in Al Mazunah Free Zone.    This comes within Madayn’s efforts to fight the economic consequences resulting fro


New Bridgestone tagline signals transformation

Bridgestone Corporation has unveiled its new global brand tagline during a virtual press conference livestreamed recently from the company's Tokyo-based conference and training facility.    The new "Solutions for your journey" tagline supports


European businesses eye new workplace strategies

Over half (51%) of businesses surveyed from across Europe are looking to implement a new workplace strategy in response to Covid-19, according to the latest research from Knight Frank’s Strategic Consultancy team.   The EMEA re-occupancy research findings


Dubai SME provided AED170m worth of incentives

Last year, 3,871 Emirati entrepreneurs benefited from the start-up advisory services of Dubai SME, with nearly AED170 million ($46.28 million) of exemptions and incentives to launch and grow businesses in diverse sectors.   Overall, local entrepreneurs received


Spectrami in strategic partnership with IntSights

Spectrami, the region’s primary cyber security value added distributor has entered into a strategic partnership with IntSights, the global threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward.   With this partnership under its wing


Bahrain offers salary help to firms hurt by Covid impact

Bahrain government will pay 50% of the salaries of insured Bahrainis in the most adversely affected enterprises in the private sector for a period of three months, starting from July 2020, Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan has said.  


Oman makes face shields using 3D printing technology

Atoms Lab, an Omani emerging company incubated by the National Business Centre (NBC), has succeeded in manufacturing antimicrobial face shields through 3D printing technology. The company has used materials produced by nanotechnology by mixing polymer and copper to get the antimi


UAE’s first mask manufacturer secures orders until end of 2020

The UAE’s first respirator manufacturing facility, established in May in Al Ain with an annual output capacity of over 30 million units, has already secured orders until the end of 2020, a top executive told Emirates News Agency, Wam.   "To d


SCCI committed to supporting entrepreneurs

The need to develop an advanced mechanism for pensions in the private sector in light of the current circumstances was highlighted at a virtual meeting organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI).    The meeting also stressed spreadin

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