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Expat Indians' problems set to be probed

Issues facing expatriate Indians, such as wages and living conditions, will be the focus of a meeting next month. Indian lawyers in GCC countries including Bahrain will meet India's External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs

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Bahrain hospital blames unpaid bills in wages row

A private hospital in Bahrain has blamed non-payment of medical bills by patients for delays in paying its own staff.   The cash crunch at the International Hospital of Bahrain (IHB) has resulted in 23 doctors an

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Oman's public wage bill could jump $2.3bn in 2014

Oman's public sector wage bill may jump by as much as 900 million rials ($2.3 billion) next year, according to the finance minister, accelerating a deterioration of its state budget position. Financial Affairs Minister Darwish

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Wages edge up for Bahrainis in private sector

Average wages for Bahrainis in the private sector increased by just one per cent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period last year, said a senior government official. The average private sector salary rose fr

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Hundreds join labour march in Bahrain

Hundreds of people took part in a Labour Day rally in Bahrain, highlighting the issues of sacked airline staff, low wages and the plight of vulnerable expatriates. The march was spearheaded by the General Federation of Bahrain Tra

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Bahrainis’ monthly wages up 11pc

Bahrainis have enjoyed an 11 per cent increase in their average monthly salaries, according to the latest Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) figures. It now amounts to BD489 ($1,297), with a further predicted rise of 4.5 per cent by

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Saudi to complete wage study in 4 months

Saudi Arabia aims to complete a study on setting a minimum wage for private sector workers within four months, local media quoted the labour minister as saying. The move is part of a government drive to make jobs more appealing to nat

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IMF concerned about Kuwait's finances

Kuwait's recent wage hikes have raised concerns about the sustainability of its public finances, its central bank governor told the state news agency Kuna, citing a preliminary report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Th

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Kuwait spending 'may be unsustainable'

Kuwait will probably struggle to sustain its level of government spending in the medium term because oil prices may fall, a World Bank official said on Tuesday, warning that its economic development plans were also at risk because of indiffer

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Kuwait hikes public sector wages by 25pc

Kuwait's government, under pressure from labour unions, has announced big rises in public sector wages while ordering measures to head off inflation in the prices of basic goods. Authorities said government workers would get a 25 perc

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