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Renewed call for Kuwait impose 5% tax on expat remittances
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Renewed call for Kuwait impose 5% tax on expat remittances

Monday, 2 May 2016 12:50 PM

Kuwaiti MP Faysal Al Kandari said the new tax could bring in up to $66.5 million annually

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1.3 million expats benefit from Qatar’s wage transfer system, says minister
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1.3 million expats benefit from Qatar’s wage transfer system, says minister

Monday, 2 May 2016 11:13 AM

New law regulating the entry, exit and residency of expat workers will come into force soon, according to Labour Minister Dr Eissa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi

No penalties for negative comments on economy, says Dubai's DED
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No penalties for negative comments on economy, says Dubai's DED

Monday, 2 May 2016 10:42 AM

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development dispels rumours people will be fined

Muslim candidate favourite for London mayor after racially charged campaign
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Muslim candidate favourite for London mayor after racially charged campaign

Monday, 2 May 2016 9:26 AM

Polls show Sadiq Khan is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world's top financial centres

Qatar denies death at World Cup site caused by working conditions
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Qatar denies death at World Cup site caused by working conditions

Monday, 2 May 2016 9:13 AM

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of the 2022 World Cup said it was investigating circumstances of Indian labourer’s death

Saudi Arabia kills two militant suspects in Bisha province, arrests third
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Saudi Arabia kills two militant suspects in Bisha province, arrests third

Monday, 2 May 2016 9:11 AM

The three men were suspects in the killing of a senior security officer outside the capital Riyadh in April

Oman to cut benefits for government staff
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Oman to cut benefits for government staff

Monday, 2 May 2016 8:42 AM

Public sector employees to lose health insurance, bonuses and other privileges under spending cuts

Saudi Arabia to provide housing to 100,000 low-income families
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Saudi Arabia to provide housing to 100,000 low-income families

Sunday, 1 May 2016 3:29 PM

Vision 2030 plan aims to increase the rate of home ownership among Saudi citizens by 5% by 2020, up from 47 percent now

Kuwait mulls plan to deport sacked expats
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Kuwait mulls plan to deport sacked expats

Sunday, 1 May 2016 12:26 PM

Plan is latest in raft of measures to dramatically reduce expat numbers in Kuwait

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IMF urges Bahrain to do more to cut fiscal deficit
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IMF urges Bahrain to do more to cut fiscal deficit

Saturday, 30 April 2016 1:10 AM

International Monetary Fund says oil price decline has adversely affected economy, increased vulnerabilities

Turkey deploys soldiers to new military base in Qatar
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Turkey deploys soldiers to new military base in Qatar

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:32 AM

Move marks a strengthening of cooperation between two countries that have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Saudi central bank foreign assets fall to $579bn in March
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Saudi central bank foreign assets fall to $579bn in March

Thursday, 28 April 2016 4:13 PM

Assets drop 1% from Feb, continue downward trend as Gulf kingdom's economy is hit by falling oil prices

Qatar reduces local diesel fuel price by 7%
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Qatar reduces local diesel fuel price by 7%

Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:34 AM

Future prices will be based on a formula that includes global levels, production and distribution costs within Qatar, and prices elsewhere in the region

Saudi Arabia plans new visa regulations to boost tourism
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Saudi Arabia plans new visa regulations to boost tourism

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 1:53 PM

Kingdom’s new plan to issue a number of tourist visas per year is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

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Saudi to overhaul floundering financial district, economic cities
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Saudi to overhaul floundering financial district, economic cities

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 9:10 AM

Parts of King Abdullah Financial District will now be turned over to residential housing, hotels and commercial establishments


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