Al-Jazeera partners with Bloomberg to expand business coverage

Al-Jazeera will be able to publish selected content from Bloomberg. (Shutterstock)
Updated 11 February 2019

Al-Jazeera partners with Bloomberg to expand business coverage

  • Bloomberg terminal subscribers will have access to content posted by Al-Jazeera
  • AP and Bloomberg LP announced a sales partnership in some regions to expand their client base

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera Media Network said on Monday it would partner with Bloomberg Media Distribution as part of a content license agreement to expand its global business news coverage.
Select Bloomberg content like digital video and charts will run on Al-Jazeera’s English-language digital properties, the company said. Al-Jazeera’s content will also be available to Bloomberg terminal subscribers.
The Associated Press and Bloomberg LP had in October announced a sales partnership in Europe, Middle East and Africa region and Asia to expand their media client base.
Bloomberg competes with Reuters, the news division of Thomson Reuters Corp, in supplying news to media outlets.


TWITTER POLL: UK decision to exclude Arab nations from COVID-19 quarantine ‘unjust’

Updated 07 July 2020

TWITTER POLL: UK decision to exclude Arab nations from COVID-19 quarantine ‘unjust’

  • Saudi Arabia's infection rate is similar to UK, Egypt is even lower
  • Poll reveals Arab News readers believe quarantine rule is unjust

DUBAI: The UK government’s decision to not include people traveling from any Arab nations in its waiving of the coronavirus quarantine requirements is unjust according to an Arab News Twitter poll.

The recent announcement that it was lifting quarantine requirements for people arriving in England from 59 different countries failed to include any Arab nations, despite many having significantly lower COVID-19-related fatality rates and similar proportions of infections.

Of the 1,039 people who took part in the poll, 56 percent said they did not believe that the United Kingdom’s decision was justified, while 27.3 percent said they did.

According to ourworldindata.org more than 15 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases lead to a fatality in the UK, while in the UAE that number was significantly lower at 0.62 percent, and in Saudi Arabia 0.91 percent.

People traveling from the countries not included in the list of 59 will still be required to self-quarantine on arrival into the UK for two weeks.

The UK currently has an infection rate of approximately 0.42 percent of its total population, while in France the rate is at 0.25 percent and Germany a slightly lower 0.23 percent – both the latter countries are included in the exemption list.

 

But Saudi Arabia’s infection rate is currently at 0.61 percent of its total population, Egypt is at 0.075 percent and Tunisia even lower at 0.01 percent – and yet none of these countries are included.

The UAE which has a significantly lower population  of less than 10 million, has an infection rate of 2.88 percent.

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