• Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi's vanishing

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Uber is facing calls for a boycott of its app in the Persian Gulf, a region that has poured billions of dollars of investment into the company's ride-hailing business in recent years: Directly via Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and indirectly because the Saudis are major investors in Softbank's Vision Fund vehicle , which is another big Uber investor .
    The regional calls to boycott Uber were stoked yesterday by Saudi ally, Bahrain, whose foreign minister retweeted hashtags calling for a boycott of the company, according to reports by Bloomberg and Reuters .
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  • Bahrain minister backs boycott of Uber over Khashoggi case

    Bahrain minister backs boycott of Uber over Khashoggi case

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    Bahrain's foreign minister called for a boycott of the ride-hailing company Uber Technologies after its chief executive officer said he will not attend a business conference in the kingdom's ally Saudi Arabia.
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