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Kuwait to indefinitely ban flights to the UK

Inbound passengers from all other countries will be subject to a PCR test upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait aims to vaccinate 80% of population by September 2021

As of Monday, 2,500 people were vaccinated and second doses will be administered from January 14

Kuwait to resume flights, reopen borders on January 2

The GCC state suspended flights and closed its borders on December 21 due to concerns over the new Covid-19 strain

Kuwaiti Prime Minister receives Covid-19 vaccine; says ‘safe to use’

The vaccination campaign would continue across Kuwait for several months

Covid-19: Kuwait commences vaccination campaign; Prime Minister to receive first shot

The vaccine would arrive on a monthly basis in Kuwait for a period of a year

Covid-19 new strain: Kuwait joins Oman, Saudi in suspending flights, closing its borders

The border closure will be in place from 11pm on Monday, December 21 until Friday, January 1, 2021

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Kuwait set to receive first batch of Covid-19 vaccines this week

Over 60,000 people have registered on the vaccination platform so far

Zain, Ericsson launch joint intrapreneurship programme across Middle East

Ericsson to support Zain in identifying technology trends and industry insights

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Kuwait to offer only one-year residency for expats – report

The new decision will apply to all expats entering the country

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Kuwait post-election cabinet has new finance, oil ministers

Kuwait elected a new National Assembly on December 5

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Kuwait approves emergency use of Pfizer vaccine

As of December 13, Kuwait has reported 146,218 Covid-19 cases including 911 deaths

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Kuwaiti voters replace more than half of sitting parliament

The incoming legislature will have 31 new members

Kuwaiti economic crisis sidelined as nation goes to polls

Some 568,000 Kuwaitis are eligible to choose from 326 candidates

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Kuwait allows domestic workers to return from December 7

The cost of each returning worker has been fixed at KD270 to cover quarantine expenses

Axa sells Gulf operations to Kuwaiti group in $269m deal

The insurer sold its stakes in Axa Gulf, Axa Cooperative Insurance Company and Axa Green Crescent Insurance Company to Gulf Insurance Group

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,297 cases, 4 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 563

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Kuwait offers second amnesty this year for undocumented expats

The amnesty will require expats living illegally to either get a valid residency or leave the country after paying their fines to avoid a ban

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,065 cases, two deaths

The case count in the UAE has risen past 160,000

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,205 cases, four deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 552

Industry outlook: How has the wealth management space fared in the GCC?

Similar to wealth, wealth management has gone through layers of evolution to become a specialised investment advisory service

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German firm Automobili Pininfarina unveils world’s first globally connected hypercar

Owners will be able to access online services in over 50 countries, including the Gulf region

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Kuwait going ahead with decision to ban work permits for expats aged over 60 from Jan 1

The decision applies to expat workers who do not have a university degree

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,209 cases, 4 deaths

The death toll in the UAE and Oman has risen to 534 and 1,350 respectively

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,136 infections, 773 recoveries

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 523

Kuwait’s $124bn pension fund plans infrastructure boost

The new plan, developed with US-based consultancy Mercer, will start next year

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,096 cases; 903 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The registered infection count in the UAE has risen past 144,000

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Kuwait urges expats with expired visas to alter status or exit the country by Nov 30

Officials said those found illegally residing in the country after November 30 will be deported and prevented from returning to Kuwait

How diversification can ensure sustainable growth in the GCC

Credit downgrades and double-digit deficits poses challenges for regional countries that are not diversifying their economies

Kuwait’s $124bn pension fund had record first-half profit

A new management team was brought into the fund in 2017 to transform the state-owned institution

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways cuts jobs as virus slams travel demand

The low-cost airline has also renegotiated leases with all lessors