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Homeward bound

Homeward bound

Repatriating funds from the Gulf has been relatively smooth-sailing compared to the rest of the world, according to Marc Aubry of Western Union.

February 1, 2011 6:36
How much do you send home?

How much do you send home?

New report on migration sees the number of migrants in the Gulf up by a fifth, and puts it down to financial stability. But how much are you sending home?

December 16, 2010 4:28

Salameh: Remittances into Lebanon mitigate threat posed by public debt

The central bank governor said that a high growth rate is the country’s challenge for the future.

May 19, 2010 10:13

Remittances from Gulf up 31pc in 2008, says study

Remittances from GCC States rose by 31 percent in 2008 to almost $40 billion…

December 27, 2009 2:19
Is the money flow slowing down?

Is the money flow slowing down?

While remittances to places like India and Pakistan could be hit by the debt crisis in Dubai, the Philippines says it doesn’t expect any declines in money transfers.

December 3, 2009 2:54

Pakistanis in the UAE remit $160 million in July 2009

The UAE accounts for...

August 11, 2009 4:39

Remittances by UAE-based OFWs to fall 6.67pc in 2009

Remittances sent to the Philippines by Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) in the UAE will drop by 6.67 percent in 2009...

July 20, 2009 8:39
How much money are you sending home?

How much money are you sending home?

Reports say that remittances from expatriates in the UAE are rising constantly. But will job insecurities and smaller savings slow the money flow down?

June 3, 2009 8:18
Kerala calling

Kerala calling

As the economic slowdown swallows more jobs, many expatriates from the Indian state of Kerala are now being forced to go back home.

February 22, 2009 11:29
The good, the bad, and everything in between

The good, the bad, and everything in between

The financial crisis has instigated both good and bad changes for expatriates in Dubai. We list a few.

January 13, 2009 10:59