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Rising expat numbers to boost investment in GCC

GCC countries continue to be among the world’s fastest growing economies, indicating that numbers of non-resident Indians (NRIs) and other expatriates will rise steadily, a report said, adding that the trend is widely seen as an opportunit

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Family top influential factor for GCC residents

A majority of both GCC nationals and expatriates in the region rank ‘family’ as the most influential motivator, a report said, adding that ‘status’ and ‘easy life’ were among the least influential factors that

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StanChart launches solution for select expats in UAE

Standard Chartered launched recently a comprehensive, personalised and exclusive suite of financial solutions for non-resident Indian and Pakistani expatriates living in the UAE. The bank’s non-resident Indian and Pakistan p

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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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