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New Gulf projects to hit $180 bln this year despite oil price -study| Reuters

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Oct 16 (Reuters) - About $180 billion of contracts for new construction projects will be awarded in wealthy Gulf states this year, the largest amount for six years, despite falling oil prices, according to a study published on Thursday.

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365 overstayers nabbed in Riyadh raids

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh police on Friday arrested 365 foreigners overstaying their visas in the second operation in a week.

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Hike in salaries of domestic workers irks homeowners

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Saudi Arabia
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A 15 percent increase in domestic workers’ salaries over the past six months have left many families angered, and has created a black market for illegal workers in the Kingdom that is driving prices even higher.

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