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Kuwait plans $15.75bn development spend in 2017-18

Kuwait plans to invest KD4.75 billion ($15.75 billion) in its 2017-2018 development plan, in which KD1.59 billion will be borne by the state budget, the secretary general of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development said on Sunday.

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Venezuela state employees to work two-day week

Venezuela's socialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisis-hit South American Opec country. President Nicolas Maduro had already given most of Venezuela&

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Cheap oil weans Gulf state firms off public purse

The Gulf's state-linked firms are being forced to wean themselves off direct government funding, and focus more on capital markets and private investment, to push ahead with projects in an era of cheap oil. In the previous sev

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Cheap oil weans Gulf state firms off public purse

The Gulf's state-linked firms are being forced to wean themselves off direct government funding, and focus more on capital markets and private investment, to push ahead with projects in an era of cheap oil. In the previous sev

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Bahrain to unify public sector pay scales

The Bahrain Civil Service Bureau (CSB) is drafting a plan to unify the pay scales of government employees, reported our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. An international consultancy firm has been commissioned to design the

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GCC consulting market expands by $1bn in 3 years

The GCC consulting market grew by more than 15 per cent to $2.5 billion in 2014. This means the market has expanded by more than $1 billion in just three years, an amount that is roughly equivalent to that of the entire consulting markets of mat

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Bahrain records 60 administrative complaints

Bahrain’s Civil Service Bureau (CSB) yesterday announced that it has registered 60 administrative complaints related to training, annual appraisal, disbursement of incentives and awards in the public sector. It said the comp

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Cloud and its effectiveness on govts in focus

Microsoft Lebanon hosted a workshop on cloud technology and its effectiveness on governments and the public sector recently in Bierut recently.   The National Cloud Summit incorporated a series of lectures on the

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Egypt sets $170 minimum wage

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has set a minimum wage of 1,200 Egyptian pounds ($170) a month for workers in the public sector, to take effect from January, the state news agency said.

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New Bahrain centre to govern public sector

Bahrain will set up a new regional centre to govern the public sector, which aims to establish a comprehensive national vision in the field of governance and ensure they comply with international standards, said a top official. Mi

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