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Migration offers new freedom to women

Labour migration has led to an increase in the independence of women and their influence over household decisions, but more could be done to harness the positive impact these women have, according to a research paper. The paper, &

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Migration from Kerala to Gulf falls

  Rising wages in India has led to a steady fall in the number of expatriates from India's Kerala state working in Bahrain, according to a study.   Their number has decreased from 108,507 in 200

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Singapore may now have to tackle income gap

Pressure may mount on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to introduce policies that lift wages for low-income workers, make housing more affordable and limit the influx of foreigners after a less than sweet election victory. The ruli

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Net migration to Britain jumps 20pc

Net migration to Britain jumped 20 per cent in 2009 but the increase was largely due to a fall in the number of UK citizens moving abroad, the Home Office said on Thursday. The new coalition government, in power since May, plans a series o

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Panel discusses Asian expat workers' woes

Officials from more than 20 labour importing and exporting countries met in Abu Dhabi to discuss the regulation of the market for Asian migrants amid growing calls for their protection from abuse. Asian workers fill all sorts of low-paid c

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Republicans talk tough on illegal immigration

Republican presidential candidates stuck to their tough line against illegal immigration at a Spanish-language debate on Sunday, a stance that could spell trouble for them with Hispanic voters in next year's election. Hispanic-Americans ha

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