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Labour Public Authority authorized to recruit expat labour force

28/3/2014

The Cabinet has permitted the Labour Public Authority to be the exclusive body to recruit expatriate labour forces, and cancelled the flawed sponsorship system, when it officially opens this year.

India to extend Visa-on-arrival and ETA facility to 180 countries

7/2/2014

India has announced plans to issue visa-on-arrival and electronic travel authorization (ETA) for nationals of all countries, except eight prior reference countries including Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and China.

Kuwait Airport records 6% growth in passenger traffic

7/2/2014

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has announced that passenger traffic at Kuwait International Airport has grown 6 percent, with increase in passenger movements, which touched 9,376,618 in comparison to 2012 figures.

New timing announced for Fingerprinting of expats

7/2/2014

Expatriates applying for family visas can get their fingerprinting dome between 3:00pm and 8:00pm, Brig.

Tourists enjoy the Hala February Festival

31/1/2014

The on-going nation-wide Hala February Festival in Kuwait has two main purposes to promote tourism in the country and to lift-up the local economy, said the organizers of the festival.

MPs propose new stringent laws on expatriate residency

31/1/2014

A draft law to impose new stringent rules on expatriates by limiting their stay to five years and emphasizing that the size of any foreign community should not exceed 10 percent of Kuwaitis or a maximum of 124,000, has been proposed by Al-Tameemi, an Independent MP.

New Unemployment Insurance Law to aid unemployed Kuwaitis

31/1/2014

Kuwait introduced several new laws to update its legal system in recent times, and the Social Insurance or the unemployment insurance law is one of these.

Hala February 2014 celebrations to start on 29th January

17/1/2014

The Hala February 2014 festival will begin on 29th January and will run in conjunction with flag-raising ceremony, which marks the start of celebrations of national and liberation days of Kuwait.

Asians constitute majority of Kuwaiti population

17/1/2014

The population of Asians in Kuwait have far surpassed Kuwaiti nationals, revealed statistics at the end of 2013.

The Avenues in Kuwait welcomes 42million visitors last year

17/1/2014

About 42million visitors thronged The Avenues mall in the year 2013, marking 75 percent increase in comparison to just 24million visitors in 2012.

New Kisok machines enable money transfer to all nations across the world

3/1/2014

Kuwait has introduced the latest device, namely the Kiosk machine, to transfer money to all countries across the world.

Kuwait should look into surging rents and expat policies

3/1/2014

Majority of expatriates consider rising rents to be the biggest issue, and they would like to see a seal on climbing rents, revealed the latest online poll.

New law on anvil may grant citizenship to Bedouins

3/1/2014

The Kuwaiti MP is compelling the government to approve legislation which would grant citizenship to a particular number of stateless people every year, aimed at reducing the high number of Bedouins in the country.

Kuwait may grant amnesty to illegal expats early next year

20/12/2013

Kuwait plans to grant an amnesty to illegal expatriates early next year.

GCC Rail Network to link all Gulf States by 2018

20/12/2013

Completion of the GCC rail network by 2018 will not only bring prosperity to UAE, but also to the five GCC neighbours, as rail lines are being constructed across the nations, said Etihad Rail.

Single GCC visa to be ready by mid-2014

20/12/2013

GCC countries are planning to launch the European-style Schengen Visa by mid-2014 to enable easy and smooth movement of Gulf-based expatriates and foreign businessmen of the six-member bloc.

Avenues Mall bags Best Shopping Centre 2013 award

6/12/2013

The Avenues Mall has been granted the Gold Award for Best Shopping Centre 2013 under the expansion and design category for the MENA region.

Major focus needed on reviving domestic tourism

6/12/2013

Domestic tourism is booming in several countries across the world, particularly during time of distress, said Nabila Al-Anjeri, General Manager of Leaders Group Company for Consultancy and Development.

Kuwait plans to establish annual nationality quota for expat population

29/11/2013

Kuwaitis constitute only 31 percent of total population in Kuwait, while the rest 69 percent are expatriates, said the Chairperson of Structural Plan Committee at the Municipality Council, Mansoor Al-Khureinij.

Sharp increase in house rentals

29/11/2013

Kuwait saw a sharp increase in housing rents this year, says latest statistics.

Kuwait joins GCC construction boom with $24bn worth projects

29/11/2013

More than $24bn contracts may be awarded to Kuwait next year, which is double the value of contracts this year, say analysts.

Kuwait plans $75bn investment in infrastructure projects

25/11/2013

Kuwait plans to invest $75bn infrastructure investments on energy, power, and housing projects until the year 2016, aiming to raise confidence about projects market in the country and the economy as a whole.

Ministry launches online transfer of residencies

25/11/2013

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has launched online transfer of residencies shortly to reduce the pressure witnessed in various departments and sectors.

Public Holiday on 19th November

15/11/2013

HH Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak has declared 19th November, Tuesday, to be a public holiday in Kuwait.

Kuwait to impose tax on expat money transfers

15/11/2013

The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is considering the possibility of imposing taxes on the money transfers of expatriates in living in Kuwait.

 

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