Monday , September 24 2018


Interior details fines on violators of residency law

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: As part of its awareness campaigns, the Interior Ministry has given a complete breakdown of fines that will be imposed on the violators of residence law and others, reports Al-Anba daily. The ministry said there are certain violations which do not necessitate reconciliation such as: Violation …

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Tax rise on firms eyed; subsidy ‘rationalization’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8, (Agencies): Kuwait may raise the corporate tax rate to 10 percent for local firms and impose limits on energy subsidies, the commerce minister told a local newspaper on Tuesday, part of a broad move to introduce fiscal reforms amid pressure from low oil prices. Corporate taxes, …

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‘Transfer residence from old to new passport’ – ‘New law in force from Jan 1’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: Director- General of the General Department for Residence Affairs Major-General Talal Al-Ma’arafi said residence permits of expatriates shall not be renewed if the validity of their passports has expired or about to expire, reports Al-Anba daily. Ma’arafi affirmed that the General Department for Residence Affairs will …

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Call to ‘privatize’ KPTC as part of austerity measures – MP warns govt on abetting corruption

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: MP Nabil Al-Fadel has forwarded queries to Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance and acting Oil Minister Anas Al-Saleh about the privatization of Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC). He said the worsening economic situation caused by the sharp oil price …

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday received the visiting Microsoft founder and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman, William Henry Gates, with the attendance of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the occasion of …

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Kuwait, Gulf warm to subsidy cuts – MP URGES MEASURES TO CURB IMPACT OF OIL PRICE DROP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Kuwait’s government is showing a willingness to push forward fiscal reforms including subsidy cuts needed to support its currency in an era of low oil prices, a senior IMF official said. Gulf states, including Kuwait, traditionally relied on petrodollar revenues to fuel public sector spending and …

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Legislator pushes on expat towns, facilities

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Member of the Parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee Hamoud Al-Hamdan affirmed the essence of establishing workers cities to accommodate over 200,000 people. He added the cities should be built in the outskirts while making provision for all services such as security, health facilities and commercial …

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Temperature to rise gradually between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius

KUWAIT CITY: Astronomer Adel Marzouq said the cold wave that hit the country over the past few days will ease Tuesday morning and that the country will witness a gradual rise in temperature of between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius throughout the week, reports Al-Anba daily. He also said there …

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Municipality to ‘terminate’ services of uncommitted to fingerprint expat staff

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Acting Director of Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmad Al- Manfoohi disclosed that the sector is bent on terminating the services of expatriate employees uncommitted to fingerprint attendance system. He added the principle of deducting salaries and expelling employees has been activated, reports Al-Rai daily. In a statement, …

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Kuwait bans live bird imports from Tunisia, France – Ban lifted on white meat from 5 countries

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has banned live bird imports from Tunisia and France for the outbreak of West Nile fever in the two countries. Acting PAAAFR Director General Nabila AlKhalil Faisal Al-Hasawi issued the decision on Sunday, providing that …

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