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Health insurance bill for expats in Bahrain shelved

A bill that would have forced employers in Bahrain to provide private health insurance for expatriate employees has been shelved. Shura Council yesterday (March 22) rejected the draft law, which was originally put forward by parli

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Subsidies cut for expats in Bahrain proposed

Costs could go up for expats and the private sector as Bahrain seeks to offset a projected shortfall in revenues, driven in large part by lower oil prices. Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa told the Gulf Da

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GCC 'heavily dependent on expat health care workforce'

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily dependant on an expatriate health care workforce, especially physicians and nurses, according to a new report. The rapidly growing populations and per capita incomes, rising

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New financial guide for UK expats unveiled

The Expat Network, a specialist information resource for those going to work and live abroad, has published the ‘Financial Action Checklist for British Expatriates,’ a fully updated guide. The guide provides informatio

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New medical plan for expats in Bahrain

A new health care scheme for private sector foreign employees was launched in Bahrain yesterday (January 6). Each private company must pay an annual BD72 ($189.8) per expat employee on renewing work permits at the Labour Market Re

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Bahraini nationals entering job market outgrows expats

Bahrain's national workforce has outgrown the annual rate of expatriate workers entering the local jobs market. According to latest Labour Ministry statistics, the number of Bahraini workers grew by 2.2 per cent per annum, com

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Warning to expats in Bahrain after UAE murder

Western expatriates in Bahrain are being urged to exercise caution after an American woman was stabbed to death in a UAE shopping mall. The 37-year-old teacher, a mother of twins, was murdered in a restroom just two days after a C

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Bahrain among top countries offering balanced life

Bahrain has been ranked among the top five countries by expats looking for a better work/life balance. Around 62 per cent of the expats in Bahrain enjoy a better ‘expat life experience’ and more enjoyable commute into work (

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Expat Group, Wyndham partner to build 3 Ramada resorts

Expat Group, an Indian real estate major, has partnered with Wyndham Hotel Group for its Ramada brand, to develop a set of three, top of the line resorts. It will be located at its weekend home projects located at Pali (Mumbai); L

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20-year expat residency cap proposed in Kuwait


A Kuwaiti lawmaker has proposed a residency cap of a maximum of ten years, that can be renewed only once, for all expatriates working in the country, according to a report. The conditions imply that no foreigner can stay in Kuwait

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