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Kuwait Airport to operate 24 hours from March 7

Kuwait Airport to operate 24 hours from March 7
Kuwait International Airport will operate 24 hours from March 7. Ban on non-Kuwaitis entering the country is still in place until further notice.

Kuwait proposes law to tap into Future Generations Fund

Kuwait proposes law to tap into Future Generations Fund
Kuwaiti government submits a draft law to the National Assembly to amend the Future Generations Fund. Gulf state’s reserve of cash is oldest sovereign wealth fund in the world

Kuwait MP's favours tax on expat remittances

Kuwait MP's favours tax on expat remittances
Kuwait MPs submit proposal to impose fee on money transfers out of country. Lawmakers have called for a 2.5 per cent fee on all money transfers out of the country.

Non-Kuwaitis allowed to resume travelling to Kuwait

Non-Kuwaitis allowed to resume travelling to Kuwait
Non-Kuwaitis will be allowed to resume travelling to Kuwait from February 21. Airlines will bear cost for PCR tests; passengers must quarantine in hotel for 7 days.

Kuwait bids to expand domestic labour hiring

Kuwait bids to expand domestic labour hiring
Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry tries to increase domestic labour hiring. Talks with Ethiopia, Sri Lanka to recruit domestic workers to relieve shortages.

Jazeera Airways launch direct flights to Srilanka

Jazeera Airways launch direct flights to Srilanka
Jazeera Airways will be launching direct flights between Kuwait and the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo twice a week.

Buffets in Kuwait allowed to reopen

Buffets in Kuwait allowed to reopen
Buffets in Kuwait are permitted to reopen but with strict health and safety measures

Kuwait travel agencies losing KD 8 million per month

Kuwait travel agencies losing KD 8 million per month
The average operating loss of travel offices in Kuwait is around KD 8 million a month since the COVID-19 pandemic began around a year ago.

Kuwait oil prices to reach around $60 pb in 2nd half

Kuwait oil prices to reach around $60 pb in 2nd half
Kuwait oil prices to increase to $60 per barrel (pb) in second half of this year, according to an oil expert.

Kuwait increases spending in new budget

Kuwait increases spending in new budget
Kuwait forecast its eighth consecutive budget deficit for this year, unveiling a fiscal plan that sees a near 7% rise in spending as political bickering delays reforms.

Airlines to reimburse travellers for cancelled flights

Airlines to reimburse travellers for cancelled flights
Kuwait’s civil aviation authorities have instructed all airlines and travel agencies in the country to reimburse money paid for cancelled flights.

Pakistan ready to tap Kuwait skilled labour market

Pakistan ready to tap Kuwait skilled labour market
Pakistan is ready to provide skilled workers to Kuwait's labor market, the Pakistani ambassador to the Gulf country said on Thursday

Hongqi Exhibition Hall in Kuwait opened

Hongqi Exhibition Hall in Kuwait opened
Hongqi Exhibition Hall in Kuwait opened, and three models H9, H5 and HS5 were launched for Kuwaiti users.

Kuwait emir says comprehensive reform program needed

Kuwait emir says comprehensive reform program needed
Kuwait emir tells new parliament the country faces big challenges and there is no time for ‘fabricating conflicts’.

GCC ambassadors in Kuwait ahead of 2021 Gulf Summit

GCC ambassadors in Kuwait ahead of 2021 Gulf Summit
The ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Kuwait to discuss regional matters ahead of the 2021 Gulf Summit, state news agency KUNA reported.

Kuwait expat remittances decrease by 22%

Kuwait expat remittances decrease by 22%
Remittances of expats in Kuwait decreased by 21.96 per cent during the second quarter of this year, a local newspaper reported.

Kuwait handle notices to help expats readjust status

Kuwait handle notices to help expats readjust status
Kuwaiti Public Authority of Manpower is handling absence notices to help expats readjust status.

Oil prices soar 8 percent over vaccine reports

 Oil prices soar 8 percent over vaccine reports
Oil prices last month went up by eight percent, recording an all-time high in more than six months following Covid-19 vaccine reports.

Kuwait set for limited extension of visit visas

 Kuwait set for limited extension of visit visas
Kuwait will extend by one month some visit visas, after a grace period earlier given to visitors to leave ended earlier this week.

Kuwait opt for installment system for returning workers

Kuwait opt for installment system for returning workers
Kuwait government is considering implementing installment system for returning domestic workers.

Axa Sells Gulf Operations to Kuwaiti Group

Axa Sells Gulf Operations to Kuwaiti Group
Axa SA sold its Gulf business for $269 million to a Kuwait-based group, as the French insurer shifts its focus and exits some overseas investments to shore up its finances.

Kuwait extends residency permits of engineers

Kuwait extends residency permits of engineers
Kuwait government has been urged to extend residency permits of engineers for three months. The Call has been launched by Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices.

Kuwait set to revamp labour market rules

Kuwait set to revamp labour market rules
Kuwait is poised to fix up labour market rules due to pandemic. One of the expected decisions is assessing employers’ needs of expat and national workers.

Kuwait provides tremendous opportunities for investors

Kuwait provides tremendous opportunities for investors
UN: Kuwait has a long way to go to reduce its heavy dependency on oil revenue, but still, Kuwait has a huge potential to attract foreign investment.

Abu Dhabi's Agthia snaps up Kuwaiti bakery chain

Abu Dhabi's Agthia snaps up Kuwaiti bakery chain
Abu Dhabi's food giant Agthia is buying up Kuwaiti bakery chain - Al Faysal Bakery and Sweets.
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