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Jobs growth declines to 1pc in Bahrain

Employment growth in Bahrain continued to decline in the second quarter of the year, according to new figures released by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). Total employment growth dipped to just one per cent, the lowe

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US economy posts 4.6pc growth in Q2

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump in output in a bullish signal for the remainder of the year. Gross domestic product surged at an annua

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New Saudi labour rules hit over 200,000 firms

More than 200,000 private sector companies in Saudi Arabia which failed to employ the required quota of local workers have closed down, said a report. A total of 1.8 million companies remain in the Red Zone of the country's Ni

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Services sector reflects US employment growth

US companies hired fewer workers than expected in August, but an acceleration in services sector activity to a nine-year high offered assurance that the economy remained on track for a sturdy rate of growth in the third quarter. T

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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs, $1.9bn restructure

Malaysia Airlines , the country's loss-making flag carrier, will cut 30 per cent of its workforce as part of a sweeping restructuring that will cost six billion ringgit ($1.9 billion), majority investor Khazanah Nasional said.

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53pc of Bahraini adults in full-time jobs

More of Bahrain's adult population is in full-time work than almost any other country in the world, according to a new report. The World at Work, published by US-based research and management consultancy firm Gallup, showed that 53

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Bahrain’s unemployment rate drops in Q1

Bahrain's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 per cent between April and June from 4.1 per cent earlier, government data has revealed. A Cabinet session, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Pri

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Saudi drive finds jobs for 255,000 nationals

Saudi Arabia's recent campagin to free up jobs for nationals has resulted in nearly 255,000 Saudis finding jobs in the private sector, the Labour Ministry was quoted as saying. Saudis now make up 15 per cent of the total work

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Bahrain in skills push after jobs data shock

Two-thirds of Bahraini university graduates cannot find work for the first 18 months after finishing their studies, according to a new survey.   The research, conducted by Ad

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Professional job opportunities rise 21pc in UAE

Professional job opportunities across the UAE increased by 21 per cent between the first and second quarters of 2014, according to a new survey by global recruitment specialist Morgan McKinley. Recruitment activity in the professi

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