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Recruitment of female domestic workers cost more than males
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 8:36 am
Female domestic workers registered the highest recruiting costs on the Ministry of Labor’s Musaned web page, with an increase of more than ten times the costs to recruit men in other professions, according to the latest data posted on the website.Costs to recruit a Vietnamese female worker stood...
GCC to link traffic and business systems
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 8:33 am
The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) plan to link part of their traffic, business and customs systems in March to provide easier coordination and data exchange.The GCC e-government ministerial committee will formally launch its joint portal at its meeting next month. This was...
CITC move to cut phone tariffs welcomed
Technology & IT | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 8:30 am
Expats and Saudis alike have welcomed the Communication and Information Technology Commission' s new decision to reduce the call rates of mobile and landline phones by 40 percent. This step is expected to encourage mobile phone users to talk for longer durations.Calling prices in the Kingdom were...
New ‘fairer’ Saudization rules come into force
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 8:28 am
The Ministry of Labor has begun implementing its new Saudization monitoring rules that consider a citizen part of a company immediately and not after 13 weeks, which is aimed at protecting both parties.The new regulations came into force on Feb. 22. In addition, Nitaqat calculations would now be...
NEW ERICSSON PORTFOLIO ENABLES CHANGE-MAKERS IN THE NETWORKED SOCIETY
Technology & IT | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 8:24 am
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) last week presented seven new additions to its hardware, software and services solutions that help Ericsson’s customers advance the digital experiences. All of which will be on show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from March 2 to March 5.The launches meet our...
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 6:25 am
Highlighting the attractiveness of Saudi Arabia, residents in the kingdom who responded to a Western Union survey praised the country for a variety of reasons while revealing fascinating insights into their lives in the country. Respondents to the survey commented on the peace of mind, the...
IKEA Saudi Arabia’s Soft Toy for Education Campaign Raises SR300, 000 for Education
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 12:08 am
Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman Furniture Trading, “IKEA Saudi Arabia,” reinforced its support for education through its Soft Toy for Education campaign, which ran from November to January, garnering approximately SAR 300, 000 for the Disabled Children’s Association (DCA).To celebrate the...
3rd Edition Kingdom Human Asset Management Summit gets under way in Riyadh
Business & Money | Monday 23 February, 2015 3:12 pm
The 3rd Edition Kingdom Human Asset Management Summit commenced today at the Novotel Riyadh Al Anoud, Riyadh – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the theme 'A Step towards HR Excellence in the Kingdom'. Speaking about the summit, Stan Abraham, Sr. Producer from Fleming Gulf - organisers of the summit, ...
Chestertons to unveil AED5.5 billion luxurious London project for UAE investors
Business & Money | Monday 23 February, 2015 10:38 am
Chestertons, the international property agency established in 1805, will be unveiling AED5.5 billion project by Berkley Homes called 250 City Road in Dubai for UAE Investors. This property is designed by Foster + Partners one of the most innovative and acclaimed architectural practices of the...
Dubai construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s GDP in first half of 2014: Dubai Statistics Centre report
Business & Money | Monday 23 February, 2015 10:33 am
The construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s Gross domestic product (GDP) in the first half of 2014, according to the latest report from the Dubai Statistics Centre.The figures were brought into the spotlight by the organisers of the International Property Show while announcing the...
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