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Oman's expat workforce up 167pc in 10 years

The number of expat workers in Oman increased 167 per cent since 2003, according to the latest statistics of the Ministry of Manpower. The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) attributed it to the large number of developme

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Region ‘still dominated by expat workforce’

The Gulf Arab States need to create a massive 600,000 jobs by 2018, just to maintain a credible percentage of nationals working in the private sector, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The regional private sector

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Qatar promises workers welfare standards soon

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Q22) said today that it will release its workers’ welfare standards aligned with Qatari law and international best practice by the end of this year. The standards will set clear guidelines f

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Qatar vows workers welfare manual my year-end

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Q22) said today that it will release its workers’ welfare standards aligned with Qatari law and international best practice by the end of this year. The standards will set clear guidelines f

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Bahrain traders demand labour fee suspension

Bahrain’s traders have called for the monthly BD10 ($26.520 Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) fee for expatriate workers to be suspended until the end of the year. Scores of businessmen have issued the plea to the Bahrain Chamber o

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Bahrain suspends monthly fee on expat workers

The monthly fee levied by Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) on each expatriate worker has been suspended for six months. HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa,

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Workers from poor states stuck in Libya

Wealthier Western and Asian states have sent ships to evacuate expatriate workers from this port since a bloody uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's rule erupted, while thousands of others, mostly from Africa and South Asia, are still stranded.

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Money transfer boost seen in 2011

The amount of money that expatriate workers in the Middle East transfer home is likely to bounce back in 2011 after remittances saw a decline in the second quarter of the year. “Although remittance flows from the region should improve next

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Bahrain fund raises $207m in labour fees

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, generated BD78 million ($206.8 million) in labour fees on businesses employing expatriate workers in 2009. Private sector support director Mohammed Bucheeri said 80 per cent of the fees go to Tamkeen to be u

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Amnesty chance for illegal Bahrain residents

Illegal residents in Bahrain are being given another chance to leave the country without fear of prosecution, officials have announced. Expatriates who have overstayed their resident permit or not been able to renew their visas are being u

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