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Bigger utility bills to hit expats, industries in Bahrain

All expatriates, large companies and industries will be affected by the higher tariffs for water and electricity which will start to take effect from March 1. Bahrainis are exempted from the new rates except those who have more th

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8,000 expats benefit from Bahrain amnesty rule

More than 8,000 expatriates have so far benefited from the six-month general amnesty for workers staying illegally in Bahrain. The Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) assistant under-secretary for exits, search and

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New plan to tackle illegal expats in Bahrain

New proposals to tackle the problem of Bahrain’s illegal residents will be presented to MPs today (December 13), a report said, adding that they include creating a regulated pool of expat labourers who could be hired by the private sector

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Bahrain MPs seek 50pc cap on expats

The Bahrain MPs have called upon the government to toughen laws to limit the number of migrants in the kingdom capping them at 50 per cent, said a report.   Expats must not be more than 50 per cent of the country’s popul

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Free taxation seminars for Indian expats in Dubai

Leading financial experts will be organising free seminars in Dubai, UAE, for Indian expats to update them on all property tax-related issues in the country including the rental, capital gains and gift tax. These seminars will be

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GCC expats ‘sent home $80 billion’

Foreigners working in the GCC sent home $80 billion last year alone, according to a labour expert. Cash transferred from the GCC accounted for one-fifth of remittances to developing countries, said International Organisation for Migration (IOM

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Expat subsidy cuts agreement in Bahrain 'imminent'

Negotiations are underway between Bahrain’s MPs and the government to scrap electricity and water subsidies for expatriates and big businesses. Parliament’s public utilities and environment affairs committee chairman Adel Al Asoomi

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2,000 expats miss out on Bahrain amnesty

At least 2,000 migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain are not covered under an amnesty that allows them to return home without penalties, a report said. These Bangladeshi men either have pending court cases, no legal document

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Expats hold 84pc of private jobs in Bahrain

Eighty-four per cent of Bahrain’s private sector workforce is expatriate, it has emerged. Of the 556,086 people working in the private sector by the end of the second quarter, 466,524 were foreign employees. L

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Bahrain eases travel ban rule for expats

Bahrain has announced an historic plan under which expatriates with a court-ordered travel ban will be allowed to obtain a work permit and subsequently legalise their presence in the kingdom. The agreement pertains to those who ar

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