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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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Respect laws of Kuwait, if not …

KUWAIT CITY, May 2: Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hamoud has stressed on the need to deport expatriates who do not respect the laws of the country, harm the public interest and the security of the country, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Hamoud said some expatriates take advantage of the good intentions of …

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Study on work permit fees for expatriate workers ends

KUWAIT CITY, April 20: The team tasked to regulate the labor market has presented results of a study on work permit-related fees to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh, in addition to the schedule for implementing new fees for expatriate workers, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting a reliable source …

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‘Salaries of expatriates in public, private sectors total KD 5.66b/yr’

19,000 unemployed Kuwaiti citizens: statistics KUWAIT CITY, April 19: The average monthly salary of the 144,000 expatriate employees of the public sector is KD 691 and the average salary of expatriate employees of the private sector is KD 251, as per recent statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil …

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Residency cap, per-citizen cut in visas for domestics eyed – Fines may rise for breach of residency rules

KUWAIT CITY, April 17: The higher committee tasked to address the lopsided population structure will most likely suggest a ceiling on the number of expatriates in the country, reports Al-Qabas daily. Expatriates currently constitute two thirds of the country’s total population of 4.4 million. This has prompted several lawmakers and …

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