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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 502 cases, 8 deaths; Saudi cases cross 33,000

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 165 and 219 respectively

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi registers 1,595 cases; UAE reports nine deaths

The death toll in Saudi Arabia reaches 200

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,645 cases; Kuwait confirms two deaths

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has reported a total of 28,656 Covid-19 cases

Virus may force Kuwait Finance and Bahrain’s AUB to reassess merger

Last year, Kuwait Finance House offered to buy Ahli United Bank in an all-share deal that was valued at about $8.8bn

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Amnesty ends in Kuwait, 30,000 undocumented expats avail scheme – report

The initiative, which was in place from April 1-30, permitted residency violators to leave the country without paying any fines

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways slashes workforce to cut costs on virus

The company has about $100m in cash reserves and isn’t currently talking to banks about financing or seeking government aid

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi registers 1,351 infections; UAE reports 552 cases

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 105 and 162 respectively

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,325 new cases; Kuwait death toll rises

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has reported 21,402 Covid-19 cases, while in Kuwait, 3,740 people have contracted the virus

Google reveals how Covid-19 has impacted mobility in the GCC

The average mobility reduction for the GCC region during Q1 2020 was 34.1 per cent

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Kuwaiti MPs call for stricter rules for expats to get driving licences

MP Safa Al-Hashem claimed several expats present fake contracts stipulating high salaries as a means to obtain a driving licence

Boeing sued by Kuwaiti company trying to recoup $336m

Chicago-based Boeing has struggled since the Max crashes, which were blamed on faulty flight control software, inadequate flight manuals and lax regulation

Kuwait’s stock exchange delays trading debut due to Covid-19

The listing, scheduled for April 19, has been postponed until further notice

Kuwait to allow repatriation flights, amnesty underway for expats without valid visas

The amnesty scheme allows residency violators to leave the country without paying any fines

Kuwait extends curfew timing and imposes lockdown in two areas

The country reported 78 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases to 743

Kuwait’s wealth fund on standby as oil price, virus hit finances

By law, 10 per cent of state revenue is annually transferred into the Future Generations Fund, which invests abroad and has adequate liquidity to meet any requirement

Mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving in India from UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar

The measures will be in force until March 31 and will be reviewed subsequently

Passengers from these countries can travel to Dubai despite entry visa suspension

Emirates airline also denied social media reports that it is planning to suspend all flights from March 17

GCC stocks plunge, Aramco drops below IPO price for the first time

On Friday, oil prices plunged the most since 2008 on signs of a breakdown in the global OPEC+ alliance that helped underpin crude’s recovery since 2014

Expat in Kuwait arrested, faces deportation for insulting Kuwaitis on social media

The Gulf country has strict laws regulating social media activity

Apartments in Kuwait lie ‘vacant’ as expats leave the country – report

A total of 102,280 residency visas held by expats were cancelled between 2015 and 2018

Kuwait records world’s highest temperature this week

The temperature in the region of Mitribah touched 51.4 degree celsius on Tuesday

Kuwait Airlines’ aircraft nose ‘damaged’ while landing in Beirut airport

The plane “was hit by a sudden impact of a mass of snow passing”, the airline said

Kuwait plans to pass first ‘pro-expat’ law in nine years – report

The new legislation seeks to increase the annual leave allowance and hike monthly salaries for expats in the private sector

Revealed: Top 100 GCC companies in 2018

The biggest listed companies in the Gulf region by market capitalisation

Kuwait warns of severe weather conditions this weekend

Sea levels are expected to rise as strong winds are also forecast to cause low visibility

Kuwait MP calls for foreign workers to be charged “for the air they breathe”

Safa Al-Hashem is among a group of MPs calling for the country’s foreign population to be reduced

Kuwait lawmaker says 30% of expats in the country ‘useless’

MPs in the country have repeatedly called on the government to rebalance’ the country’s population by removing expats

More brands dump Sondos Alqattan as Kuwait social media star remains defiant

The beauty blogger has reportedly described the backlash against her as an attack on Islam and Kuwait

Kuwait social media star unapologetic after Filipino maid comments

Sondos Alqattan was accused of being racist after criticising new rights given to Filipino domestic staff under a May labour deal

The Gulf Business Salary Survey 2018

Following a series of major changes relating to taxation, legislation and economic performance over the last 12 months, Gulf Business explores how the regional pay packet has been impacted