Kuwait to ban most expats aged over 60 from 1 January

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Authorities in Kuwait are pressing ahead with a move to cease renewing work permits for foreigners aged over 60 who do not hold a university degree. The decision is scheduled to take effect from 1 January 2021 and will be applied on an individual basis when work or residency permits expire. As reported by II earlier this month, Kuwait is engaged in a long-term effort to drive down the numbers of foreign workers in the oil-rich Gulf state, in a shift to prioritising the hiring of Kuwaiti nationals. Kuwait's prime minister, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, said in June that the Gulf ...

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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.