Remittances from Dubai down 65 percent in April, reports one exchange

Thursday, 07 May 2020

Foreign residents in the GCC are sending less money home in remittances as the global economic ......

Remittances from Egyptians abroad rise 21.1 pct in fiscal year

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Remittances from Egyptians abroad rose 21.1 percent to $26.5 billion in the 2017-2018 financial year ......

Remittances from Egyptian expats rise by 5.8 pct to $2.2 bln

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Remittances from expatriate Egyptians rose by 5.8 percent year-on-year in November to around $2.2 ......

Pakistan bank launches docudrama to promote Gulf remittances through legal channels

Friday, 29 September 2017

A bank in Pakistan has launched a campaign to create awareness about the ills of money transfer ......

Ramadan causes spike in remittances to Pakistan

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Remittances into Pakistan have registered a spike during the opening days of Ramadan and are ......

The pros and cons of expat remittance taxes in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady is Senior Advisor with Partner Energy, and former Visiting Associate Professor, Finance and Economics, at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals , Saudi Arabia. He specializes on middle east energy policy, the Saudi Economy, OPEC, GCC regional geo -political risk assessment and has authored many books such as “The Saudi Arabian Economy: Policies, Achievements and Challenges”, “GCC Economies: Stepping up to Future Challenges”, “Economic, Political and Financial Country Risk: An analysis of the GCC countries” . In 2015 he completed several books on “OPEC in a shale oil world : where to next ?”; “The Rentier Theory Revisited”; and “The Political Economy of Social Capital” .

Dr Ramady has held senior level positions for more than 28 years in banking, finance and investment, as a Vice President with Citibank where he was posted in Europe and the Middle East and seconded to the Saudi American Bank as well as with First City Texas Bank, Qatar National Bank, and Qatar International Islamic Bank. Dr Ramady obtained his BA and PhD in Economics, at the University of Leicester, UK, a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Economic Development, University of Glasgow, UK. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK .


Lebanon: Remittances in decline but holding steady this year

Monday, 29 August 2016

Lebanon’s economy is not in good health, as its main constituents are under pressure. The ......

Saudi denies plans to impose income tax on citizens

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Saudi Arabia’s authorities announced there are no plans to charge citizens income tax, and ......

UAE currency exchanges optimistic despite economic worries

Monday, 25 April 2016

UAE currency exchange bureaus – which every year handle billions of dollars sent home by expat ......

Give us our money back!

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Turki Aldakhil is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.


Jordan remittances rise 4.4 percent in 2013

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Jordan received $3.65 billion in remittances from citizens working overseas in 2013, up 4.4 percent ......

There is a ‘Chinatown’ in Riyadh, but it doesn’t pay taxes

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Jamal Khashoggi is a Saudi journalist, columnist, author, and general manager of the upcoming Al Arab News Channel. He previously served as a media aide to Prince Turki al Faisal while he was Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. Khashoggi has written for various daily and weekly Arab newspapers, including Asharq al-Awsat, al-Majalla and al-Hayat, and was editor-in-chief of the Saudi-based al-Watan. He was a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan, and other Middle Eastern countries. He is also a political commentator for Saudi-based and international news channels. Twitter: @JKhashoggi



UK bank poised to pull plug on Somali remittances

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A British bank could soon be cutting a financial lifeline for millions of Somalis. Barclays is ......