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Abu Dhabi levies new fee on expat tenants

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport has imposed a new municipality fee (equivalent to three per cent of the annual rent) on expatriates renting homes in the emirate as it seeks to boost state revenues amid low oil pri

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Abu Dhabi 'best Mideastern city for expats'

The UAE capital Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the best place to live abroad in the Middle East region, in the third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey. With more than 14,000 respondents, the survey is one of the most extensive

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Abu Dhabi 'best Mideastern city for expats'

The UAE capital Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the best place to live abroad in the Middle East region, in the third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey. With more than 14,000 respondents, the survey is one of the most extensive

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Kuwait mulls 5pc tax on expats' remittances

The Kuwaiti government is planning to impose tax on expats’ remittances and companies besides privatisation of healthcare and education sector, said a report. A special ministerial committee has already prepared a package of

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Saudi Arabia opens real estate funds trading to expats

In a major move, Saudi Capital Market Authority Board has given approval to expats living in the country to trade in the units of the real estate investment trust (REIT) traded funds in the Saudi bourse (Tadawul), said a report.

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Saudi Arabia opens real estate funds trading to expats

In a major move, Saudi Capital Market Authority Board has given approval to expats living in the country to trade in the units of the real estate investment trust (REIT) traded funds in the Saudi bourse (Tadawul), said a report.

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Bahrain gears up for big pensions conference

Leading specialists in pension and human-resource benefits administration, asset management and long-term investment plans will be in Bahrain for a key finance summit this month. The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) Pensions Co

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Saudi Arabia releases $1bn to help pay workers' dues

Saudi Arabia has paid about $1 billion to Saudi Binladin Group, its biggest construction company, to enable it to cover unpaid back wages for its construction workers (majority of them from the Indian subcontinent), said a report. Last

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Bahrain ranked top country for expats

Bahrain continues to be the number one destination for expatriates in the region, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Exodus of professional workers reshaping Qatar

Five years ago Samer Habib left the United Arab Emirates and moved to Qatar where he opened a restaurant that turned a profit serving Lebanese salads and sandwiches to expats. In June, the business folded. The Europ

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