Kuwait PM says expat population should be reduced to 30%

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Kuwait's prime minister has said he wants to see the Gulf state's expat workforce reduced by 40% from the current 70% level, the state news agency reported. In comments made yesterday, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah told the state-run news agency KUNA the current expat population represented "a big imbalance" that had to be corrected. Today expats account for 3.4 million of Kuwait's 4.8 million people, a figure the prime minister said he is keen to reduce.  "We have a future challenge to redress this imbalance," al-Sabah said. "We are responsible for everyone who lives on this lan...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.