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KTUF says expats play part in ‘thorny issues’ facing Kuwait -‘Blame game active’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Chairman of Kuwait Trade Union Federation (KTUF) Salem Al-Ajmi says expatriate workers play a part in the thorny issues that Kuwait is currently facing, adding, “However, what drew our attention in the few last days is the media show revolving around this matter whereby a party …

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Expat hires, bonuses spark rancour – Bill mandates Kuwaitis-first for public jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 22: MP Abdul- Kareem Al-Kandari has presented a bill on amending the Civil Service Law to ensure that expatriates are appointed to public sector jobs only if there are no Kuwaitis qualified for these jobs. The bill calls for revision of Paragraph Three of Article 15 of …

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MP hits expat hires

KUWAT CITY, Aug 21: MP Abdulkarim Al- Kandari finds decisions on restoring balance of the population structure “funny, because the ministers are the ones violating the rules daily.” He said there are qualified Kuwaiti graduates in accounting and law, so it is surprising that the State continues to recruit expatriates …

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MP queries expat ‘hires’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16: MP Khalil Al-Saleh has forwarded questions to Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh about the impact of Value Added Tax (VAT) on citizens. He said the minister was quoted as saying on July 5, 2017 that the Ministry of Finance is studying the impact of VAT prior to …

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Statistics reveal male expats outnumber female counterparts

‘CSC violates its own instructions’ KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16: Official statistics released recently showed that male expatriates outnumbered their female counterparts, indicating 68 percent of residency permits granted in 2016 were for male expatriates. The number of residency permits granted in 2016 totaled 2,697,195 — an increase by 465,840 in …

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Expats deposits increase 2.4 pct

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has affirmed strength of the country’s financial status, disclosing that deposits of expatriates in local banks increased by 2.4 percent by the end of the last fiscal year — around KD 42 billion, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Central Bank Governor Dr …

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‘Number of expat workforce increases by over 48,000’ – Kuwaitis constitute 18.1pc of total manpower

KUWAIT CITY, June 22: Kuwaitis constitute 18.1 percent of the total manpower of 1,955,479 individuals. The number of expatriate manpower has increased by more than 48,000 compared to same time last year, which is an annual increase rate of 3.1 percent, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the report of the …

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MGRP official presents method to reduce number of expatriates

‘Competition with expats major problem faced by small entrepreneurs’ KUWAIT CITY, June 11: Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali presented a method for reducing the number of expatriates, especially marginal workers, and stopping them from competing with the young national labor for job opportunities, reports …

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Expats ‘reduction’ should be in line with relevant economic study

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Consultant for the Higher Committee on Projects Dr Jassem Al-Fahad has said the idea of reducing the number of expatriates should be in line with relevant economic study. He added advanced countries are making use of expatriates to establish economic cities. Dr Al-Fahad added the Kuwaiti …

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MoE planning to appoint more expats in ministry – Kuwaitization policy violation

KUWAIT CITY, May 14: Following reports of Undersecretary of Ministry of Higher Education’s refusal to increase the salaries of several expatriate employees of the ministry, it has been revealed that the same ministry is planning to appoint some expatriates. Such an action is regarded as a violation of the Kuwaitization …

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