Dependents of expats can work without transferring Iqama: MoL

Published on Oct 25 2014 // Gulf
Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Labor Ministry has decided to allow the dependents accompanying expatriates to work in the private sector without the need to transfer their iqamas, a local newspaper reported on Thursday. Quoting what it called its own private sources, the newspaper said the ministry...

SABB/HSBC Emerging Markets Index: Emerging Market Growth in Third Quarter Best Since Q1 2013

Published on Oct 22 2014 // Gulf
The SABB/HSBC Emerging Markets Index (EMI), a monthly indicator derived from the PMI™ surveys, edged up from 52.4 in August to an 18-month high of 52.5 in September. On a quarterly basis, the EMI averaged 52.2 in Q3, the best since the first quarter of 2013. Latest data signalled that services activity...

13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory

Published on Oct 21 2014 // Gulf
HYDERABAD, India — A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said. The fire department was still trying to control the fire by early evening and the bodies could not immediately be retrieved, said Ravi Prakash,...

SABB Takaful Sponsors School Bag Donation Campaign for Low-income Families

Published on Oct 20 2014 // Gulf
SABB Takaful Company sponsored a charity campaign aiming to provide school bags to students from limited income families. The community service project was held on the first day of the academic year, and was conducted in coordination with Alnahdah Women’s Charitable Association in Riyadh. The charity...

Sameera Aziz is nominated for the best Saudi female Journalist & media person award

Published on Oct 20 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Sameera Aziz is nominated for the best Saudi female Journalist & media person award
- By Syed Zia ur Rahman, Women leaders & Awards in Saudi Arabia is first of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The summit is to felicitate the Women Leaders of Saudi Arabia and encourage maximum women participation in all developmental projects in Saudi Arabia. It is an enlightening session that...

KSA group bids to build power plant in Telangana

Published on Oct 11 2014 // Featured, Gulf
KSA group bids to build power plant in Telangana
GOOD BEGINNING: Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali holds the letter of commitment from prominent Saudi businessman Faiz Al-Abideen in Jeddah. (AN photo)JEDDAH: SIRAJ WAHAB A Saudi-American-Chinese consortium has proposed to build a coal-fired power plant in the newly created Indian...

Dependent over 25 can’t be sponsored by father

Published on Oct 05 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Dependent over 25 can’t be sponsored by father
JEDDAH: IBRAHIM NAFFEE Residents above 25 will no longer be allowed to remain under the sponsorship of their fathers, according to sources at the Passport Department. Residents who have been “dependents” on their parents’ residency permits will now have to seek independent sponsors and change their...

Canada cracks down on Gulf passport seekers

Published on Oct 01 2014 // Featured, Gulf, World
Canada cracks down on Gulf passport seekers
Tom MacDonaldRiyadh: Ghazanfar Ali Khan A large number of workers and professionals who have applied for Canadian citizenship under a new law will face difficulty coming back to Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, to earn petro dollars after acquiring Canadian passports. The Canadian government has...

“Make in India” launched as India the Investment Destination for Saudi businessmen

Published on Sep 27 2014 // Gulf
- By: Fouzia Khan Jeddah: The Indian government launched campaign of investment for industrialists, both domestic and international, inviting them to make India a manufacturing hub that will help in boosting jobs and growth on Thursday Morning. B.S.Mubark the Indian consul general addressed a large gathering...

Kingdom’s key role in making India a global hub

Published on Sep 26 2014 // Featured, Gulf
Kingdom’s key role in making India a global hub
Participants at the interactive session on “Make in India” campaign, organized by the Saudi Indian Business Network (SIBN) in Jeddah, pose for a group photo. — SG- Hassan Cheruppa, Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched an ambitious “Make in India”...

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