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Saudi among states with lowest cost of living for expats

Saudi Arabia ranks ninth in the world  for the countries with the lowest cost of living for expatriates, a report said. Sixty-eight per cent of expats in Saudi Arabia are overall satisfied with their financial situation, and

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Bahrain’s expat population doubles in 5 years

The expatriate population in Bahrain has doubled over the past five years, according to a senior Labour Ministry official, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Bahrain set to finalise decision on power subsidy

Bahrain is set to make a final decision on the axing of electricity and water subsidies for expatriates following more than two months of negotiations. Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said that the government would present i

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US expats warned on new tax law

It is possible that American expatriates living in the Gulf could have their passports revoked next month if they fail to comply with their tax and financial obligations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), an expert has warned.

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Kuwait deports 20,000 illegal expats

Kuwait has deported 20,000 expatriates in the first nine months of the year for their non-compliance with the residence and labour laws, a report said. Some 7,000 more expatriates will be deported when paper work regarding their s

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‘UAE schools not on par with global standards’

About 42 per cent of expatriate parents in the UAE said that schools in the Emirates are still not on par with international standards in a new survey. However, and equal percentage of foreigners are generally satisfied with the q

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Dubai housing squeeze pushes expats out to suburbs

A shortage of affordable homes in Dubai, UAE and a reduction in overseas allowances since the financial crisis are pushing foreign staff on middle incomes out to less glamorous areas of the city far from the office, or to neighbouring Sharjah, a

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Expats take 95pc of Kuwait private sector jobs

Expatriates constitute more than 95 per cent of the workforce in Kuwait’s private sector and there is an urgent need to revamp employment policies, a senior official has said. There are currently a total of 1.466 million for

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Expats take 95pc of Kuwait private sector jobs

Expatriates constitute more than 95 per cent of the workforce in Kuwait’s private sector and there is an urgent need to revamp employment policies, a senior official has said. There are currently a total of 1.466 million for

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Retirement plans ‘must meet expat expectations’

Companies in the GCC region will have to formulate effective retirement plans if they are to remain competitive in the market place and retain expatriate talent, said an industry expert. “The GCC region - particularly the UA

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