Over 70,000 expats aged 60+ to leave Kuwait in 2021

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Over 70,000 expats aged 60+ to leave Kuwait in 2021

Kuwait is expecting to lose more than 70,000 expats aged 60 or over next year as a new law effectively banning foreign workers in this age group comes into effect. The Gulf state's new legislation, which will apply from 1 January, is the latest move in a string of measures designed to reduce Kuwait's reliance on foriegn labout across the workforce. At present expat works account for around 3.4 million of the country's 4.8 million people. Commenting on the new law, which has caused alarm...

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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.