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Bahrain to increase visa fees from October

Visa fees are set to increase for everyone entering Bahrain from October, excluding labourers and domestic workers. This was announced by the Interior Ministry's General Directorate for Nationality, Passports and Residence Aff

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Shipping firms in Bahrain ‘hit by port fees'

Shipping companies in Bahrain have claimed they were being forced to downsize because of increasing port fees. They said they were struggling to stay afloat because of the sector's continuous financial downturn combined with high ta

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Airlines seek court review of US fee on tickets

Two airline trade groups have asked a US appeals court to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travellers and hurting carrier

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Cash-flush Gulf banks grab top spots in loan market

Cash-rich Gulf banks are grabbing a growing share of the region's loan market as they cut fees and ease terms, elbowing aside some of the foreign banks which used to dominate lending. &nbs

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$112m municipal fees owed to Bahrain govt

Bahrain's government is owed almost BD43 million ($112.7 million) in outstanding municipal fees dating back to 2010.   Authorities have now come up with a three-year plan to recoup the debts from members of t

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Developers 'must pay property fees'

Dubai developers have been warned by real estate regulators against claiming property fees from tenants, said a report.   The emirate’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Rera) pointed out that property fees

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LMRA issues expat fees deadline

A fresh crackdown has been launched on companies that refuse to pay monthly fees to employ foreign workers in Bahrain. Businesses have been given four weeks to pay outstanding money owed to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (

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Bahrain decree on labour fees blocked

A move to increase the Bahrain government's share of revenues generated from fees levied on the private sector has become the first Royal decree to be blocked by both the Shura Council and parliament in Bahrain's 11-year legislative hist

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Bill to scrap expat levy is rejected

Bahrain's Shura Council members yesterday rejected a parliament bill to scrap monthly fees for foreign workers in low paid jobs. Public and private sector companies have to pay BD10 ($26.2) for every expatriate on their books

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Bahrain to lift fee freeze on expat workers

Companies from the public and private sectors in Bahrain will restart paying the BD10 ($26.4) levy for each foreign worker starting on Sunday after a 28-month suspension on fees for expat workers is lifted. The freeze on levy was introd

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