Trump's travel ban - how is business responding?

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28 January 2017

UK: Business groups say Trump travel ban risks stability of global commerce

Author: Guardian [UK]

Original title: 'Worrying' Trump travel ban risks stability of global commerce – IoD [Institute of Directors, UK], 29 Jan 2016

British business leaders have spoken out against US president Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) both agreed the ban would be bad for business while Sir Martin Sorrell, the head of advertising group WPP, expressed concerns about the effect on his workers and their families and said he had an “instinctive dislike” of such measures...

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28 January 2017

Silicon Valley’s responses to Trump’s immigration executive orders, from strongest to weakest

Author: The Verge

Silicon Valley CEOs entered the debate over President Donald Trump’s immigration policy this weekend, offering criticisms of the seven-country immigration ban and in some cases outlining plans to support the employees it affects. The responses range in tone from mild rebuke to stern denunciation, reflecting both the varying personal opinions of the CEOs and their individual willingness to risk retribution from the federal government.

Here’s how tech companies reacted, with their responses sorted by the strength of their criticism...[descriptions of their responses available]:

Strong: [Atlassian, Box, Dropbox, Lyft, Google, Instacart, Netflix, Postmates, Reddit, Salesforce, Slack, Uber, Y Combinator, Airbnb]

Medium: [Amazon, Apple, Autodesk, Foursquare, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Tesla, Twitter]

Weak: [Adobe, Facebook]

Yet to comment: Oracle

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