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Wednesday , November 21 2018


‘Securing liquidity of reserve funds is vital in emergencies’

Panel to discuss linking ministries, govt bodies budgets KUWAIT CITY, May 12: Minister of Finance Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf said there is no alternative to increasing liquidity in the public reserve by issuing sovereign bonds through renewal of the sovereign bond issuance law, which is called the government’s authorization law to …

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Kuwaiti, Filipino FMs ink domestic helpers agreement

KUWAIT, May 11 (KUNA) — Kuwait and the Philippines on Friday signed an agreement on employing household helpers. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the visiting Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano signed the accord. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled received the Filipino counterpart …

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Kuwait, OPEC will work to reduce any shortage of oil supplies: min

‘Supply, demand balance aims at stabilizing oil market’ KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Minister of Oil and Electricity and Water Eng Bakheet Al-Rasheedi said Kuwait and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the independents will work to reduce any shortage of oil supplies, saying there is sufficient production capacity …

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No extradition in murder of Joana

MANILA, May 10, (Agencies): The main accused in the alleged murder of the Filipina household worker Joana Demafelis — Lebanese man and his Syrian wife — will not be extradited to Kuwait to stand trial, said manilatimes.net quoting the Philippines presidential spokesman Harry Roque. In a video interview Roque said, …

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Indian embassy accredits 6 agencies to recruit nurses – ‘Job seekers to pay only INR 30,000’

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Six state-run recruitment agencies in India have been accredited for sending nurses from India to Kuwait and 17 other Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries, reports firstpost.com. According to a senior official from the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, a proposal was sent to the government of Kuwait …

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Remittances of expats in Kuwait fall

KUWAIT CITY: According to the Central Bank of Kuwait, the remittances of expatriates in Kuwait fell by 9.2 percent last year, from KD 4.56 billion in 2016 to KD 4.14 billion, reports middleeastmonitor. com Parliament’s Financial Committee had approved a bill in April to impose one to five percent tax …

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Two ministers survive vote on no-confidence motions

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: The National Assembly, during its special session Thursday renewed confidence in the Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al- Rasheedi and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad …

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‘Pay overdue bills of landline phone or face disconnection’

KUWAIT CITY, May 10, (KUNA): The Ministry of Public Services appealed on Wednesday to all landline subscribers to pay their phone bills and warned that those who fail to pay overdue bills would face automated cutting system this month. The ministry would send a first warning message to subscribers on …

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Solution near in standoff with Manila

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: A Philippine delegation composed of Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and former DOLE Secretary and former Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Marianito Roque arrived in Kuwait on Monday to meet with officials at the Kuwait Ministry …

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MoE’s disciplinary measures bear fruit, rate of exam cheating drops

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: Low record of cheating was witnessed on the second day of exams compared to the first day, as male and female students in the elementary, middle and secondary grades — excluding the twelfth grade continued their exams on Monday, reports Al-Qabas daily. “There were indications that …

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