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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Business Extra podcast: What does the future hold for Etihad and Emirates?

We also discuss the energy sector, with Adnoc and Opec in the news, in this week's episode.

An Etihad aircraft is shown in the air over Beirut, Lebanon. AFP
An Etihad aircraft is shown in the air over Beirut, Lebanon. AFP

While the UAE's aviation giants, Etihad and Emirates, have both denied a Bloomberg report that the latter was considering a takeover of the former, it is worth speculating what the future holds. Can a deal happen, and how would that shape the future of aviation in the region?

Host Mustafa Alrawi looks at the changing aviation landscape in this week's episode of the Business Extra podcast. Listen here:

Also in this episode:

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in July awarded one of the world’s largest seismic surveys for hydrocarbon assets to a unit of China National Petroleum Corporation. The multibillion-dirham project is under way in the Abu Dhabi desert, where Karma Gurung visited earlier this week. What was the scene like in-person?
  • Oil prices caught the crosshairs of President Trump's Twitter. From a joint meeting of Opec nations in Algiers earlier this week, the response was to stay the course, as oil prices are steadily on the rise.

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