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Expats in Bahrain killed as boat capsizes

Two expatriates died on Friday after their boat capsized near King Fahad Causeway. The bodies of the German and the Filipino were recovered in a joint search operation with the police that lasted more than 10 hours, the Coastguard

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UAE offers e-visas for GCC expats

The UAE has introduced a new online application and payment system for visas for expatriates living in the GCC on residence permits. As per the new service launched by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, a

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Alarm over Bahrain subsidy cut plan for expats

Proposals to slash government subsidies for foreigners and the private sector in Bahrain have prompted concerns among business leaders and the expatriate community, said a report. Subsidy cuts would reportedly hit expatriates and

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Bahrain mulls plan to ban expat fishermen

Fewer than one in 20 fisherman operating from Bahrain are actually Bahraini, a top official said. According to Agriculture and Marine Resources Directorate marine licences acting head Abdulla Isa, 'expatriates are the real fis

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Overseas buyers, expats driving Damac sales

Dubai developer Damac Properties posted strong property sales in the first quarter thanks to robust demand from foreign buyers, its managing director told Reuters on Monday. Sales hit Dh2.8 billion ($762 million) in the first thre

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Bahrain spending $907m on expats per year

The expatriate community costs Bahrain a total of BD344.292 million ($907 million) every year – a monthly average of BD28.910 million ($76.2 million), said a report. Citing results of a study conducted nine years ago, Labour

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New financial guide for UK expats unveiled

The Expat Network, a specialist information resource for those going to work and live abroad, has published the ‘Financial Action Checklist for British Expatriates,’ a fully updated guide. The guide provides informatio

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Oman panel rejects tax move on expats

The economic committee of Oman's State Council has rejected a proposal to impose tax on remittances by expatriates, a report said quoting a senior official. The proposal had been made by the Majlis Al Shura. Sal

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Dubai housing costs soar to record peaks

An economic rebound has catapulted house prices and rents in Dubai to Manhattan-like peaks, forcing increasing numbers of residents to move to its cheaper outskirts or even to consider returning home abroad, said the city's top property webs

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Be part of India growth story, Swaraj tells expats

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called upon the Indian expats in Bahrain to join the country's development agenda and strengthen their engagement with 'a vibrant and strong India.' She w

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