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IOM pledges support for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Cambodia
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The UN’s migration agency has vowed to continue working with the government to provide assistance to Cambodian people working abroad.

The announcement came yesterday following a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Nenette Motus, regional director at the International Organisation for Migration.

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Remittances seen rising 23% to $33 B this year

Posted by jaypee 108 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines — The flow of remittances to the Philippines is seen to further grow by 23 percent and eclipse last year’s record, making it the third largest remittance volume worldwide this year, the World Bank said in a report.

Based on the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, the Philippines is expected to be the third larges Read More


Foreign workers' tax evasion

Posted by jaypee 108 days ago Pakistan
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The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has declared its intention to go after both the companies hiring foreign nationals and individual foreign nationals working in the country on the issue of tax evasion. October 15 is the NBR deadline for employer-companies and individuals to submit their respective payrolls to the revenue authority. In light of what has been published in the media, we un

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Illegal foreign workers to face crackdown: NBR

Posted by jaypee 111 days ago Bangladesh
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The National Board of Revenue is set to start inspecting firms that appoint foreigners illegally and, in so doing, deprive the state of due tax.

“Our taskforce teams will visit firms and penal action will be taken for non-compliance with tax rules,” said a senior NBR official,

The taskforce teams, which will comprise of taxmen and representatives from the Federa Read More


Foreign workers in the UAE remit over $21bn in H1

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The total value of remittances by foreign workers in the UAE reached AED78 billion ($21.2 billion) during the first half of 2017, according to central bank figures.

The UAE Central Bank announced that remittances totalled AED40.8 billion during the second quarter, an increase of 10 percent compared to the first quarter.

Indian workers continued to lead as the most active na Read More


UAE law targets sexual harassment, forced labor

Posted by jaypee 116 days ago United Arab Emirates
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DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates, criticized globally for its treatment of migrant workers, issued a law on Tuesday to combat abuse of domestic staff, state news agency WAM said.

It includes prohibitions on sexual harassment, forced labor, and the employment of domestic workers under 18.

It also stipulates that workers are entitled to one paid day off each week, Read More


Oman plans labour complexes to house foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 126 days ago Oman
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Authorities in Oman are planning to build new labour complexes to house single foreign workers around Muscat, according to reports.

Times of Oman cited Muscat municipal council members as saying that the plans followed complaints from Omanis living in areas like Ruwi, Hamriya and Wadi Adai where large numbers of “semi-skilled workers” stay sometimes illegally i Read More


Remittances rise 13.18% to $3.5b in July-August

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Pakistan
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KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers sent home $3.5 billion in remittances during the two months of the current fiscal year of 2017/18, 13.18 per cent higher than a year earlier, the central bank data showed on Tuesday.

Workers’ remittances rose 26.8 per cent month-on-month to $1.95 billion in August, showed the figures of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Analysts termed the ris Read More