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Expat Crack Down Sees 200,000 Saudi Firms Close

The Saudi Arabian government has shut more than 200,000 private firms for flouting expat employment laws in the past year. The employment laws – termed...

Expat Health Centres Closed As Deadly Virus Spreads

A government investigation of health testing for expats in Saudi Arabia has seen 12 medical centres shut after revealing poor standards and bad management. The...
No Income Tax For UAE Expats – For Now…

No Income Tax For UAE Expats – For Now…

Expats in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can breathe a sigh of relief as the government has confirmed income tax for individuals is off...

Saudi Arabia Freezes Public Contracts For Expats

Nearly 12,000 expats working in the Saudi Arabian public sector lost their contracts or had job application turned down last year as the government...

Week In Expat Money Matters January 17 – January 23, 2014

Below is what happened in a week in Expats Finances, as reported on iExpats and from other places across the web. From iExpats.com: Gulf States Warned To...

Can Anyone Make Sense Of Saudi’s Expat Job Policy?

The Saudi Arabian government seems to be making jobs and expat policies on the hoof as new laws and decrees are rolled out almost...

Gulf States Warned To Act Over Jobs Boom

Gulf State governments should heed warnings that booming employment opportunities may be built on sand. Despite soaring numbers of vacancies in some sectors, employment experts...

Single GCC Visa On The Way For Gulf Expats

Gulf states are ironing out the details of a European style free travel visa for expats and business people wishing to move between the...

Private Health Plan Is Just The Tonic For Dubai

The Dubai government has decided mandatory health insurance is just the tonic for the nation’s ills. Expats and holidaymakers will have to take out private...

Expat Teachers Win Sponsor Victory In Saudi Arabia

Concerns that the private school system in Saudi Arabia is close to collapse having prompted the government to offer work permits to the wives...
Kiribati Knocks The Rest For Business Tax

Kiribati Knocks The Rest For Business Tax

Most of the world’s leading economies are also the places where businesses pay the most tax, according to new research. Foremost economies like the US,...

Week In Expat Money Matters October 12 – October 18, 2013

Below is what happened in a week in Expats Finances, as reported on iExpats and from other places across the web. From iExpats.com: Everyone’s Richer Despite...

Visa Amnesty For Expats Soon To End With Crackdown

Around 9 million foreign workers in Saudi Arabia have been told to get their papers in order or face deportation. After spending decades ignoring expats...

5.5% Pay Rises Predicted For Middle East Expats

Companies in the Middle East are gearing up to raise salaries by an average 5.5% during the next 12 months. The figures come from research...

Expat glass ceiling as Saudis grab 92% of senior jobs

Less than 15% of Saudi Arabian nationals work in the private sector, according to the state’s labour ministry. Although expats play a huge role in...

Expat Teachers At Risk As Schools Verify Qualifications

Thousands of expats wives who take teaching jobs at private schools may lose their jobs if they cannot prove their qualifications. Principals at schools across...

Overseas Property Ban To Try To Bolster The Rupee

In a bid to shore up the rupee, the Indian government has banned residents from buying homes overseas. The rupee has fallen to record lows...

Saudi Nitaqat Starts To Bite For Expat Contractors

Expats working in Saudi Arabia for firms with government contracts are finding their employers want to sack them to take on local workers. The Saudi...

Working Wives Have To Give Up Jobs In Saudi

Expat wives in Saudi Arabia must give up their jobs before July 3, 2013, and become ladies of leisure. The order comes from influential Abdullah...

Week In Expat Money Matters April 1 – April 5, 2013

Below is what happened in a week in Expats Finances, as reported on iExpats and from other places across the web. From iExpats: Gulf States Planning...