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Kuwait bans import of poultry from Kazakhstan

 Kuwait bans import of poultry from Kazakhstan
Kuwait has banned import of poultry from Kazakhstan, Mauritania and Senegal. This ban is due to spread of bird flu and Rift Valley disease.

Kuwait Airways to resume flights to Saudi on Oct 25

Kuwait Airways to resume flights to Saudi on Oct 25
Kuwait Airways will resume flights to Saudi Arabia from October 25.

Kuwait cracks down makeshift and illegal markets

Kuwait cracks down makeshift and illegal markets
The Joint Committee at the Public Authority for Manpower cracks down on illegal markets and shops. Over 70 expats violate municipality rules and set up unlicensed shops.

Kuwait Parliament discuss demographic imbalance bill

Kuwait Parliament discuss demographic imbalance bill
Representatives of Parliament and government discuss demographic imbalance bill in a meeting held this week by the parliamentary Human Resources Development Committee.

Kuwait Municipality: service based contracts for expats

Kuwait Municipality: service based contracts for expats
Kuwait Municipality has proposed service based contracts for expats, which is part of a governmental job replacement policy.

Indians advised to apply for passports 'in advance'

Indians advised to apply for passports 'in advance'
Indians are advised to apply for passports ‘well in advance’, Indian embassy has said.

Kuwait Maritime Summit 2020

Kuwait Maritime Summit 2020
Kuwait’s only and most comprehensive event on Maritime has been postponed. The Kuwait Maritime Summit will be now held on September 16– 17 september 2020.

Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait to take over Ithmaar Bank

Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait to take over Ithmaar Bank
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) is set to take over Ithmaar Bank’s Bahrain operations. The Deal also extends to acquiring certain assets of IB Capital, owned by Ithmaar.

Kuwait suspends all types of new visas

Kuwait suspends all types of new visas
Kuwait has suspended all types of new visas. More than 400,000 expats with valid residence permits stranded outside Kuwait.

Kuwait Expat quota bill discussed in parliament

Kuwait Expat quota bill discussed in parliament
Kuwait Expat quota bill was discussed in the parliament. They will not target number of expats but number of jobs held by them.

800,000 expats entered Kuwait in 5 years

800,000 expats entered Kuwait in 5 years
The demographic imbalance has been a hot topic in Kuwait National Assembly as various MPs have put forth proposals to address the issue.

Kuwait rules out imminent return of domestic workers

Kuwait rules out imminent return of domestic workers
There are no signs that Kuwait will soon end a ban on flights from countries exporting domestic workers.

Kuwait may approve public debt law by decree

Kuwait may approve public debt law by decree
Kuwait Government may approve public debt law by decree if parliament fails to approve the law.

Daytime outdoor labour restrictions lifted from Sept 1

Daytime outdoor labour restrictions lifted from Sept 1
Kuwait has lifted the daytime outdoor ban. It was prohibited to work outdoors under the sun between June 1 to August 31.

34 expat employees sacked as part of the state policy

34 expat employees sacked as part of the state policy
The contracts of 34 expats have been terminated by Kuwait’s Ministry of Social Affairs as part of country’s plan to reduce foreign workers and redress demographic imbalance.

Kuwait to replace expat security guards with technology

Kuwait to replace expat security guards with technology
Kuwait plans to replace expat security guards with technology as the country is seeking to redress its demographic imbalance.

Kuwait to halt visa transfer from public to private

Kuwait to halt visa transfer from public to private
Kuwait Public Authority for Manpower announced a ban on transferring government workers to the private sector.

Kuwait’s State Oil Company hires adviser to merge units

Kuwait’s State Oil Company hires adviser to merge units
Kuwait Petroleum Corp. is hiring a consultant to help merge its subsidiaries as the state-run company slashes capital spending by more than 25% over the next five years.

Kuwait passes law to protect ailing companies

Kuwait passes law to protect ailing companies
Kuwait passes law to protect troubled businesses, attract investors. The new law does not treat failure to pay debt as a criminal offence.

Kuwait will not extend expats’ expired visas

Kuwait will not extend expats’ expired visas
Kuwait has announced that it will not extend expats’ expired visas after August 31. 405,000 expats took advantage of automatic renewal of residency visas.

Emirates gets all set to relaunch Kuwait services

Emirates gets all set to relaunch Kuwait services
Emirates airlines has announced to relaunch Kuwait services from August 5.

Kuwait to lay off 50% of expats working in government

Kuwait to lay off 50% of expats working in government
Kuwait is likely to dismiss 50% of expats working in government ministries in the next 3 months.

Kuwait private schools asked to cut tuition fees by 25%

Kuwait private schools asked to cut tuition fees by 25%
Kuwait private schools are directed to cut tuition fees by 25%. Minister of Education issues ministerial resolution calling for online schooling.

Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait on on August 4

Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait on on August 4
Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait August 4. Kuwait airport set to begin operations on August 1 at 30 per cent capacity

Kuwait government is guarantor for 80% of SME funding

Kuwait government is guarantor for 80% of SME funding
Kuwait government will stand guarantor for 80% of SME relief funding. The package totals 3 billion dinars.
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