Kuwait

Minimal wage growth main reason for quitting jobs: poll

By Cinatra Fernandes Arab Times Staff IN this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the most important reasons for quitting a job; the majority of respondents felt that minimal wage growth was the most significant factor in the decision to do so. 33% of voters shared that …

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Large number of Indian photographers boycott exhibition on ‘Birds of Kuwait’ – Process followed being objected

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10: Large number of Indian photographers in Kuwait refused to participate in the Grand Photography Exhibition on the Birds of Kuwait, which was held few days ago at Kuwait National Library because they objected to the process followed by the organizers in evaluating and selecting the photographs, …

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Kuwait on guard against foot-and-mouth disease

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 10, (KUNA): Authorities have taken all necessary precautions to prevent spread of the foot-and-mouth disease, an official said on Wednesday. Dr Abdulrahman Al-Kanderi, Director of Livestock Health at the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), said in a press release that the authority had …

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Chink in ‘monopoly’ – Nod to agency law; ‘Belts to tighten’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: The Parliament unanimously approved the Commercial Agencies Draft Law in its second reading Tuesday. The draft law gives a client the chance to have more than one agent and distributor in Kuwait in order to prevent monopoly. Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yusuf Al-Ali thanked …

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‘Unfair to make people in Kuwait victims of global economic crisis’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: It is unfair to make the people victims of the global economic downturn. Therefore, the state officials should find means of resolving the problem with full transparency since they are the ones in charge. This was disclosed by participants at a recent seminar titled “Viewpoints on …

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KNG’s chief congratulates His Highness Sheikh Nuwaf – Speaker, Sheikhs and ministers cable Crown Prince

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9, (KUNA): President of the National Guard Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Tuesday sent a cable of congratulations to His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the tenth anniversary of his assumption of office. Sheikh Salem Al-Ali congratulated His Highness Sheikh …

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KPC ready to sell loss-making assets

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9, (Agencies): State-run Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) plans to sell loss-making assets to cut costs as low oil prices pressure its finances, state news agency KUNA reported on Tuesday. Nizar Al-Adsani, chief executive of KPC, was quoted as saying the company had started efforts to sell its …

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‘Study’ shows Kuwait among ten least gender-balanced countries – Total of 48 firms in Kuwait participated in survey

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9, (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Kuwait ranked fourth among the 10 least gender-balanced countries in a recent study conducted by researchers at The Peterson Institute for International Economics which is based in Washington DC. The study presented data on the number and share of female corporate leaders by …

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Labor minister denies plans to end contracts of expats aged 50 & above

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh has denied that the ministry is planning to end the contracts of expatriates aged 50 years and above as part of the expenditure reduction policy adopted by the state these …

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Heavy consumption … ‘it can’t go on’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: The incumbent government has taken more measures towards economic reform than its predecessors, owing to its strong coordination with the legislative authority, says Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh. In a press statement Monday, Al-Saleh stressed the need to stop the …

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