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Expats in Bahrain face higher health costs

New rules to increase healthcare fees on expatriates visiting public hospitals have allegedly been approved, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Orient in strategic tie-up with HDFC Life and Re

UAE-based Orient Insurance has entered into a reinsurance arrangement with HDFC International Life and Re  to cater to the needs of the expat segment.  HDFC International Life & Re is a 100 per cent subsidiary of HDF

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Bahrain ‘best country for expats in Mideast’

Bahrain has been named the best destination for expatriates in the Mena region for the second year running, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Expats in UAE 'spend more on charity during Ramadan'

Sixty-nine per cent of expatriates in the UAE spend more on charitable acts during Ramadan, according to a GCC survey conducted on expatriate spending habits during Ramadan by Xpress Money, a top money transfer brand. Around 72 pe

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Saudi among states with lowest cost of living for expats

Saudi Arabia ranks ninth in the world  for the countries with the lowest cost of living for expatriates, a report said. Sixty-eight per cent of expats in Saudi Arabia are overall satisfied with their financial situation, and

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Bahrain’s expat population doubles in 5 years

The expatriate population in Bahrain has doubled over the past five years, according to a senior Labour Ministry official, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Bahrain set to finalise decision on power subsidy

Bahrain is set to make a final decision on the axing of electricity and water subsidies for expatriates following more than two months of negotiations. Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said that the government would present i

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US expats warned on new tax law

It is possible that American expatriates living in the Gulf could have their passports revoked next month if they fail to comply with their tax and financial obligations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), an expert has warned.

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Kuwait deports 20,000 illegal expats

Kuwait has deported 20,000 expatriates in the first nine months of the year for their non-compliance with the residence and labour laws, a report said. Some 7,000 more expatriates will be deported when paper work regarding their s

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‘UAE schools not on par with global standards’

About 42 per cent of expatriate parents in the UAE said that schools in the Emirates are still not on par with international standards in a new survey. However, and equal percentage of foreigners are generally satisfied with the q

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