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Saudi Employment Goals Get Lift from Uber, Careem

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Saudi Arabia hopes its plan to bring 1.3 million more women into the workforce by 2030 will be given a lift from ride-hailing apps Uber and Dubai-based rival Careem.

The cars, which the government says should only be driven by Saudi men, offer women, who are banned from driving in the conservative Muslim country, an alternative to chauffeurs, male relatives or the shabby taxi system.

Ride-hailing apps have come under scrutiny from governments and regulators because they disrupt...

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