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Expats

Latest updates on expats news in the GCC Countries: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman.

Saudi tightens rules on prepaid SIM cards for expats

SAUDI telecom authorities recently tightened the rules for the use of prepaid SIM cards by expatriates living in the country.Expatriates can now subscribe to...

Expat income tax will hit region’s “attractiveness” – IMF

Taxing the income of foreign workers in the GCC will help the region boost its revenues, but it will reduce the attractiveness of the...

Kuwait to replace all expat teachers?

A Kuwaiti lawmaker has called for replacing expatriate teachers with Kuwaiti nationals in a bid to reduce the number of foreigners in the northern...

Non-Muslim expats can now decide their own wills

Non-Muslim expatriates can now dictate where they want their assets to go when they die, after a decision to change rules governing wills.The changes...

Expat packages worsening in Singapore and Hong Kong

The value of pay and benefits packages for expatriates moving to Hong Kong and Singapore continued to decline last year, according consultancy firm ECA...

Expat Guide To Offshore Banking And Money Transfers

Expats do not have to be wealthy to switch their money to an offshore bank or building society.The stigma of offshore comes from individuals...

Wills claiming to avoid Sharia law ‘ripping off’ expats

Law firms that offer to draft wills guaranteeing that the assets of non-Muslim expatriates will not be subject to Sharia in the event of...

Safeguarding Indian Investments In Dubai

Dubai has recently passed a law permitting non-Muslim expatriates to register Wills that are not governed by the Sharia’. It is the first, and...

Kerala villagers bring dead river back to life in 70 days

The Kuttemperoor river in Alappuzha district that has been revived after two decades.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)Rajeevan spent most of his life watching his favourite river die.For...

Expats deserve to be treated with respect

THE word “expatriate” which bears the general meaning of “a person living in a non-native land” has layers of connotation linked to it.Being an...
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