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Jordan's debt rises 5.2pc to $28bn in H1

Jordan's gross domestic and foreign debt rose 5.2 percent to 20 billion dinars ($28 billion) in the first six months of the year from the end of last year as the kingdom tapped more foreign funds to help its economy cope with an influx of Sy

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Bahrain Shura backs curbs on expat driving

Bahrain’s Shura Council foreign affairs, defence and national security committee has come to an agreement with parliament concerning a proposal banning expatriates from getting driving licences unless their job requires it.

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Bahrain Shura backs curbs on expat driving

Bahrain’s Shura Council foreign affairs, defence and national security committee has come to an agreement with parliament concerning a proposal banning expatriates from getting driving licences unless their job requires it.

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Bahrain to blacklist firms with illegal workers

Employers in Bahrain caught hiring illegal workers will be blacklisted and could face up to two years in jail and a fine of BD4,000 ($10,550), said a senior government official. Those sheltering illegal workers who have run away f

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5.1pc jump in expat employment in Bahrain

Employment growth among expatiates in Bahrain went up by 5.1 per cent, a report said, adding that the number of jobs rose from 488,979 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 514,156 in the fourth quarter last year. The number of Bahrain

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GCC property sector facing 500,000 manpower gap

The GCC’s construction and real estate sectors are facing a combined manpower shortfall of up to 500,000 heading into 2015, a report said, adding that building and construction project management skills are most lacking among senior levels

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GCC construction facing 500,000 manpower gap

The GCC’s construction and real estate sectors are facing a combined manpower shortfall of up to 500,000 heading into 2015, a report said, adding that building and construction project management skills are most lacking among senior levels

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Saudi makes health insurance for expats compulsory

Private companies in Saudi Arabia must provide medical insurance for their staff and families, including Saudi nationals and expatriates from next month, a report said. "The insurance coverage must be given to all workers irr

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Riyadh, Jeddah among world’s cheapest cities

Riyadh and Jeddah are among the cheapest 10 cities for expatriates in the world, while Singapore has outstripped Tokyo as the most expensive city, according to annual rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit released on Tuesday.

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Poor expats in Bahrain hit by postal rates rise

Poor expatriates living in Bahrain have been hit hard by rising costs of postal charges, according to campaigners. Bahrain Post increased postage rates by up to 300 per cent last December, which has affected businesses, especially

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