Arab Women Leadership and Business Summit on way

Updated 11 August 2014

Arab Women Leadership and Business Summit on way

Dubai is set to host The Arab Women Leadership and Business Summit, an event sponsored by the Dubai Business Women Council, the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce, from September 22 to 23.
The two-day event aims to enhance the role of women in various areas of professional growth through providing them with information, strategies, insights and perspectives on leadership development.
The summit will include sessions, group discussions and interactive meetings with the focus on strengthening the financial, legal and political status of women in business.
A survey, which was conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently, found that the percentage of Arab women in leadership positions has increased in the past decade.
Yet, it also noted that there is still much to be done to strengthen women involvement, adding that a continuous support in the Arab world for women’s participation is needed in all sectors.


US President Trump does not want to do business with China’s Huawei

Updated 19 August 2019

US President Trump does not want to do business with China’s Huawei

  • US Commerce Department expected to extend a reprieve that permits Huawei to buy supplies from US companies to service its customers

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China’s Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.
Reuters and other media outlets reported on Friday that the US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers.
The “temporary general license” will be extended for Huawei for 90 days, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the situation.
On Sunday, Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One in New Jersey that he did not want to do business with Huawei for national security reasons.
He said there were small parts of Huawei’s business that could be exempted from a broader ban, but that it would be “very complicated.” He did not say whether his administration would extend the “temporary general license.”
Speaking earlier on Sunday, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow said the Commerce department would extend the Huawei licensing process for three months as a gesture of “good faith” amid broader trade negotiations with China.
“We’re giving a break to our own companies for three months,” Kudlow said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”