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.
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
Expatriates living in Bahrain could start paying unsubsidised electricity and water bills if negotiations between legislators and the government pan out, a report said.
Businesses could also face a similar hike in prices, but auth
Travel between the Middle East and Asia will continue to grow in 2014 with more flight options between both regions, said an industry expert.
“Intra-regional traffic tops the volume in 2013 due to big expatriate communities
The total number of workers in Bahrain has exceeded 700,000 this year, out of which 527,000 are expatriates (73 per cent), according to latest statistics released by the Central Informatics Organisation.
About 182,000 are Bahraini
The Middle Eastern oil and gas industry is still highly dependent on foreign workers with over half of the industry’s labour force coming from the expatriate community, a report said.
However, the trend is unlikely to change
Embassies in Bahrain have pledged to help the government crackdown on illegal workers after new figures showed they have reached nearly 50,000, a report said.
A new wave of inspections is being launched by the Labour Ministry in c
Bahrain is one of the leading countries in the world for providing best care for expatriates and their children, a report said.
China and Thailand are also rated among the best countries in this regard followed by small and rich c
Diplomats and top officials have joined thousands of people in Bahrain in signing a petition which aims to show the majority of citizens and residents are against street violence, a report said.
The Bahrain Federation of Expatriat
Three recruitment firms in Saudi Arabia will supply workers for a year to construction and other companies in the kingdom, a report said.
The hiring out of workers on a short-term basis comes as a bid to fill the gap created in th