CASH LIMIT ALLOWED TO CARRY AT KSA AIRPORTS

LIMIT OF CASH ALLOWED TO CARRY IN SAUDI ARABIA AIRPORTS

Saudi Arabia Customs has set the limit of currency to 60,000 SAR (Saudi Arabian Riyal) for carrying out (Export) of the Kingdom or bringing inside (Import) the Kingdom through airport. Exceeding the amount of SR 60,000 should be declare.




Travelers or passengers carrying more than sixty thousand Saudi riyals or equivalent amount from other countries currencies must be declared, In case of failed to declare and caught you may need to pay a penalty with a jail term and it will be treated as the crime of money laundering. Recommended : Bank ATM withdrawal limit

- Israeli Shekel is not included in the other currencies as it is prohibited in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, passenger who traveled to Israel is not welcomed in the Saudi Arab. Similar : New labour law in Saudi Arabia




- These limit of 60,000 riyals is not only on cash, it also includes valuable metals, jewelry, diamonds, etc,. the passenger is carrying or bringing. Related : Domestic flights in riyadh airport

SAUDI ARABIA CUSTOMS CASH LIMIT ON AIRPORT

- It will prohibit some extra smart people who will carry the amount in hand. instead of remitting money through remittance center or bank just to save the remit fee. It is always recommended to remit money in your bank if you have more than 60,000. See Also : International flight delay compensation




- It is mandatory to mention in customs form of the country, if you are traveling with more than the allowed cash or equivalent amount of valuable things or ornaments . You May Like : International Airport in Saudi Arabia




- This limit is not only in Saudi Arabia customs, Every country customs have its own rules and regulations on the airports. They have a right to check your baggage any time.



Sep 28, 2016

TOP COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

TOP 20 COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

List of top companies and industries in Saudi Arabia, For the current year including Petro Chemicals, Banks & Financial Services, Telecom, Services & Utilities, Food & Beverages, Industrials, Investments, Logistics, Travel & Tourism, Retail, etc,.




1. SABIC - Petro Chemicals Company
www.sabic.com

2. NCB - Bank & Financial Services
www.alahli.com

3. AL RAJHI BANK - Bank & Financial Services
www.alrajhibank.com.sa

4. STC (SAUDI TELECOM COMPANY)- Telecommunications
www.stc.com.sa Recommended : STC prepaid customer care number

5. SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY - Services & Utilities
www.se.com.sa

6. SAMBA FINANCIAL GROUP - Banks & Financial Services
www.samba.com

7. RIYAD BANK - Banks & Financial Services
www.riyadbank.com




8. SAUDI BRITISH BANK - Banks & Financial Services
www.sabb.com

9. BANQUE SAUDI FRANSI - Banks & Financial Services
www.alfransi.com.sa

10. ANB (ARAB NATIONAL BANK) - Banks & Financial Services
www.anb.com.sa

11. ALMARAI - Food & Beverages
www.almarai.com

12. SAUDI ARABIAN MINING COMPANY- Industrials
www.maaden.com.sa

13. SAUDI HOLLANDI BANK - Banks & Financial Services
www.shb.com.sa

14. Kingdom Holding - Investments
www.kingdom.com.sa




15. MOBILY - Telecommunications 
www.mobily.com.sa

16. BAHRI - Logistics
www.bahri.sa

17. ALINMA BANK - Banks & Financial Services
www.alinmaonline.com

18. PETRO RABIGH - Petrochemicals
www.petrorabigh.com

19. SAUDI INVESTMENT BANK - Banks & Financial Services
www.saib.com.sa

20. AL TAYYAR TRAVEL GROUP - Travel & Tourism
www.altayyargroup.com

21. BANK ALBILAD - Banks & Financial Services
www.bankalbilad.com




22. JARIR MARKETING - Retail
www.jarir.com

23. BANK ALJAZIRA - Banks & Financial Services
www.baj.com.sa

24. SAUDI INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT GROUP - Petrochemicals
www.siig.com.sa

25. FAWAZ ABDULAZIZ ALHOKAIR - Retail
www.fawazalhokair.com

26. BUPA ARABIA - Insurance
www.bupa.com.sa

TOP IT COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

27. TASNEE - Industrials
www.tasnee.com

28.  THE COMPANY FOR COOPERATIVE INSURANCE - Insurance
www.tawuniya.com.sa

29. JABAL OMAR DEVELOPMENT - Real Estate & Construction
www.jabalomar.com.sa

30. SOUTHERN PROVINCE CEMENT - Industrials
www.spcc.com.sa

31. ZAIN KSA - Telecommunications
www.sa.zain.com
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32. SAUDI CEMENT - Industrials
www.saudicement.com.sa

33. SAUDI AIRLINES CATERING - Services & Utilities
www.saudiacatering.com
Sep 27, 2016

SALARIES CUT NO INCREMENT BONUS FINANCIAL BENEFITS

NO BONUS INCREMENT FINANCIAL BENEFITS TO MINISTERS & SHOURA MEMBERS

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a 15% cut from the salaries of Shoura Council Members and 20% cut in the salaries of Ministers starting from the Islamic new year 1438 (2nd October 2016). Its not yet finished, Their will be a 15 percent reduction in car and housing benefits of Shoura Council members.




It affects even on the Cabinet Ministers like Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Of Interior.  Recommended : Saudi Arabia new visa fees from 1438

- No bonuses, No annual increments and No financial benefits for renewing contracts or re hiring staff for this new Islamic year 1438.




- Annual leave may not exceed more than 30 days, Overtime bonus will also stopped between a quarter and half of basic salaries. Similar : New labour law in Saudi Arabia

- No recruitment and no extension of contracts of the expatriates for the current financial year 1438. Related : Saudi Arabia new law for foreigners





- Any excess staff in government sectors will be used to fill the vacancies on rotation basis. See Also : Ministry Of Labour Law in Saudi Arabia

- A maximum of 1000 Saudi Riyals monthly phone bill of government employees will bear by the government while the remaining they have to pay themselves. You May Like : Working Hours in Saudi Arabia labor law




- All the above things are exempted to those who involved in security, Military, Intelligence operations outside the Kingdom and the troops involved in Combat operations on the southern border. See Also : Saudi Arabia Labour Law End of Service

15 to 20% CUT IN SALARIES NO BONUS NO INCREMENT BENEFITS

Sep 26, 2016

MINISTRIES IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

SAUDI MINISTRY DETAILS AND OFFICIAL WEBSITES

Official websites and phone numbers of all the available ministries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including Ministry Of Higher Education, Ministry of Information, Ministry Of Education, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Ministry Of Justice, Ministry Of Interior, Ministry Of Labor, Ministry Of Health, etc,. Recommended : Saudi Arabia Consulates and Embassies




1. Ministry Of Interior (MOI)
www.moi.gov.sa
PO Box : 11134
King Fahad Road, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12611
Riyadh Tel: 011 4011111
Jeddah (Minister's Office) : 012 6684000

2. Ministry Of Labour (MOL)
www.mol.gov.sa
King Abdul Aziz Road, Al Mursalat, Riyadh 12461
Open 24 hours except Friday and Saturday
Similar : Saudi Arabia Emergency Numbers




3. Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
www.mofa.gov.sa
PO Box : 55937 Riyadh 11544
Riyadh Tel: 011 4055000 / 4067777
Jeddah : 012 6690900
Dammam : 013 8683310

4. Ministry Of Commerce and Industry
www.commerce.gov.sa
Riyadh 11162
Working hours 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Sunday to Thursday)
Call center : 1900
Related : Attestation of documents from Saudi Embassy




5. Ministry Of Hajj
www.haj.gov.sa

6. Ministry Of Transportation (MOT)
www.mot.gov.sa

7. Ministry Of Social Affairs (MOSA)
www.mosa.gov.sa
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8. Ministry of Economy and Planning
www.planning.gov.sa

9. Ministry of Civil Service (MCS)
www.mcs.gov.sa

10. Ministry of Housing
www.housing.gov.sa




11. Ministry of Commmunications and Information (MCIT)
www.mcit.gov.sa

12. Ministry Of Water and Electricity (MOWE)
www.mowe.gov.sa

13. Ministry Of Agriculture (MOA)
www.moa.gov.sa

14. Ministry Of Education (MOE)
www.moe.gov.sa
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15. Ministry Of Petroleum and Mineral wealth (MOPM)
www.mopm.gov.sa

16. Ministry of culture and media
www.info.gov.sa

17. Ministry Of Health (MOH)
www.moh.gov.sa

ALL MINISTRIES OF SAUDI ARABIA


18. Ministry Of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA)
www.momra.gov.sa

19. Ministry Of Defence and Aviation (MODA)
www.moda.gov.sa

20. Ministry Of Islamic Affairs, endowments, call and guidance (MOIA)
www.moia.gov.sa

21. Ministry Of Justice (MOJ)
www.moj.gov.sa

NO MORE BAN ON BANGLADESHI WORKERS IN KSA

SAUDI ARABIA LIFTS BAN ON BANGLADESHI WORKERS

After the six years of ban on recruiting Bangladeshi workers excluding domestic workers, Now Saudi Labor Ministry and Social Development cheers the Bangladeshi people by lifting the ban on new recruitment's.




Lifting of ban on Bangladeshi workers will cover all types of workers including unskilled, skilled, professionals like doctors, teachers, farm, nurses, construction workers as per the statement of Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi. He also said Saudi Arabia was always with Bangladesh good and bad times and he thanked King Salman for resuming the recruitment. You May Like : No More Expats in Telecom from Sept 2




- After the meeting of King Salman (Custodian of Two Holy Mosques) and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, The diplomatic mission recalled for opening of the Bangladeshi recruitment channels. Read this : No more need of Exit Re Entry print

SAUDI LIFTS BAN ON BANGLADESHI WORKERS

- Currently Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 1.3 million Bangladeshi workers out of which 60,000 are female domestic workers. An average of 6000 female workers are arriving in Saudi per month. Similar : Iqama Transfer without Kafeel




- Starting from June of this year, Only male domestic workers visas are issued. Bangladesh is serving 48 types of workers for Kingdom. In January, Ministers of Saudi and Bangladesh came to a decision to increase the numbers in Bangla housemaids. Related : Check Sponsor Details

- Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and foreign Minister Dipu Moni visited Kingdom number of times for requesting the removal of ban on Bangladeshi's. Recommended : Expired Family Exit Re Entry




Sep 23, 2016

GOOGLE DUO IS IN SAUDI ARABIA NOW

GOOGLE DUO APP IS NOW WORKING IN SAUDI ARABIA

Google duo video calling is now working in Saudi Arabia, since the day it was launched (16th August 2016), Its unique 'knock knock' feature will allow a live video of caller before the receiver receive the call. It is similar & against of  Apple's Facetime, Microsoft's Skype, Facebook Messenger and Google own Hangout application.




- Google Duo one to one free video calling app allows simple, high quality calls and available for both IOS devices, Android smartphones. Recommended : Now Whatsapp on Laptop & PC

- Unique knock knock feature will send your live video with to the receiver before they lift a call. Users can disable (ON or OFF) Knock Knock feature anytime. Similar : Activate Sim using Wathiq in Absher




- Super smooth switching between WiFi and mobile data without disturbing your call. Google duo video call even works on slower networks by reducing the resolution of camera to call smoothly. Related : Saudi Law for Expatriates

- No signup required for Google or Google duo, Just verification of mobile number is enough to use Google Duo app. You call anyone in your contacts with just one tap. See Also : Online Visit Visa in Dubai




- Google duo app is fast and reliable with a simple interface, The privacy and security of calls are end to end encrypted. You May Like : Saudi Exit ReEntry Visa Status Online

- It is quite opposite to Facetime of apple, Skype of Microsoft, Messenger of Facebook and Google owned Hangouts.



GOOGLE DUO APP IS NOW IN SAUDI ARABIA

SAUDI NATIONAL DAY SPECIAL OFFERS

SPECIAL OFFERS ON 86th SAUDI NATIONAL DAY

On the occasion of 86th Saudi National Day, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad Airways, KUDU, KrispyKreme, Subway, etc,. offered various surprise offers for celebrating Saudi National Day with them. Recommended : National Day Holiday on 22nd Sept




SAUDI AIRLINES OFFER FOR SAUDI NATIONAL DAY


Saudi National Day surprise, 50% discount on all international flights, All domestic flights of Saudi Arabia on National day is only for SR 86/- . Similar : Saudi Airlines and allowance of zam zam

Offered Sales from: 20th of September to 30 September, 2016.
Travel between: From 1st of October until 15th of December 2016.

86th SAUDI NATIONAL DAY SPECIAL OFFERS

- This discount is only on Guest and Business Class.

- Seats are very limited. Related : Join Alfursan loyalty program

- Fares depends on seats availability and for the fresh bookings only.

- For any modification in tickets or for refunding additional fees may apply. 

- This discount is valid only for Round trips and for only SAUDIA flights.

- Review the terms and conditions applicable while booking. You May Also Like : Medical Insurance for Expats and Family




ETIHAD AIRWAYS OFFER FOR SAUDI NATIONAL DAY

Enjoy super deals on Etihad Airways Economy and Business Class to some of most popular destinations. So book your seat and take advantage of this fantastic offer!

- Sale valid until 25 September, 2016.
- Travel Between : 20 Sept. 2016 to 10 Dec. 2016
- Minimum and Maximum Stay : 3 days to 6 months
- Offered From Cities : Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madina.





MORE OFFERS ON SAUDI NATIONAL DAY

- All branches of KUDU in Saudi Arabia are offering free gourmet burger from Jumah Prayer (Friday Prayer) to Asar Prayer on Saudi National Day.

- KrispyKreme offers 2 dozen doughnuts for the price of 1 on National Day.

- Subway lets you buy any 6- inch sub and you get the second one for free! See Also : Expats vacation as per Saudi Labor Law

If you find any more useful offers for our blog readers, Please share offered links through comments.




Sep 22, 2016

APN SETTINGS OF STC MOBILY ZAIN FRIENDI VIRGIN

ACCESS POINT CONFIGURATION OF STC MOBILY ZAIN FRIENDI VIRGIN

Not every mobile phone or smartphone will fix automatic APN settings, Some times you need to communicate with customer care or dig it yourself into internet for fixing it. So we bring you here all the mobile networks APN settings available in Saudi Arabia like STC, Mobily, Zain, Friendi and Virgin.




How to configure Access Point Name in STC, Mobily, Zain, Friendi and Virgin :

STC APN SETTINGS :

Name : JAWALNet
APN : jawalnet.com.sa
APN type : default / Internet
Authentication type : PAP
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MOBILY APN SETTINGS :

Name : Mobily Web
APN : web2
APN type : default / Internet
Similar : Mobily Credit Check





ZAIN APN SETTINGS :

Name : zain-GPRS
APN : zain
MMSC : http://10.122.200.010
MMS proxy : 10.122.200.010
MMS port : 8080
MMC : 420
APN type : Default, MMS, SUPL
APN protocol : IPv4
MMS port : 8080
See Also : Zain Mobile service provider in Saudi Arabia




FRIENDI APN SETTINGS :

Name : FRiENDi mobile
APN : FRiENDi-gprs
Access Number : *99#
Related : Friendi Sim Card


ACCESS POINT NAMES OF STC MOBILY ZAIN FRIENDI VIRGIN

VIRGIN APN SETTINGS :

Name : virgin Mobile
APN : Internet
Password : 0000
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CALL CENTRE FOR BANGLADESHI EXPATS

MINISTRY OF BANGLADESH LAUNCHED CALL CENTER FOR EXPATRIATES

Recently in this month Bangladeshi government with Ministry of Bangladesh Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment launched a call center called 'Prabashbondhu Call Center' for Bangladeshi expatriates at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban. In English you can call this call center as 'Foreign Friends Call Center'.




For now 'Prabash Bondhu Call Center' is open for Bangladeshi expats living in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Malaysia as 25 Lakhs expatriates residing in these countries. With this service Bangladeshi people can easily lodge a complaint with them, Which will forward to the concerned authorities for taking further steps. Recommended : No more ban on Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia

- Expats can make a call on +8809654333333 in between 9 AM to 6 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time) everyday. Beside this you can also contact them on Facebook page, Facebook Messenger, Skype or mail on probashbondhu.web@gmail.com You May Like : No Brokers for expats hiring




- Complaints and Issues can be related to compensation, legal support, passport renewals, financial assistance, expatriates kids scholarships, recovering salaries and sending dead bodies to home country. Similar : 100 percent Saudization in Telecom Sector

MINISTRY OF BANGLADESH LAUNCHED CALL CENTER FOR EXPATS


- As per the Bangladeshi Minister all the Labor Attache's are under training to avail this services swiftly. Expatriates can also able to send text messages or Whatsapp messages from their mobile on this number +8801678668813. See Also : Remit should not exceed income in expat bank account




- Once it is successful for the expats of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Jordan, It will be launched for all the other countries Bangladeshi expatriates. Related : Careem taxi Promo code for free credit

- Ministry is already planned to open labor wings in South Africa and Lebanon to avail the service for Bangladeshi expatriates.




Sep 20, 2016

NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY ON 22 SEPTEMBER

SAUDI ARABIA NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAY ON 22 SEPT

Saudi Arabia National Day falls on 23rd September of every year, It is a public holiday in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However this year National Day is falling on Friday, As it is already weekend holiday in KSA, so you will get another holiday on Thursday (22nd September 2016).




As per the tweet of one of the spokesman of Ministry of Civil Service, This year National day official holiday will be on Thursday that is September 22, As September 23 is already a weekend holiday as it is Friday, However National Day will be celebrate only on September 23rd in KSA. Recommended : Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia




In case of National Day falls on Saturday of any other year then Sunday will be an official holiday, But the celebration of National Day will be on September 23rd only. This news is also reported in Saudi Gazette news. Similar : Filipinos stopped from taking final exit

Saudi National Day Holiday on 22 September

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was established on 23rd September of 1932 by the Late King Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud). Since the establishment Saudi Arabia is known for one of most stable countries of the world. See Also : King Khalid International Airport Domestic Flights




- The Saudi citizens and Saudi expatriates always shared their love, trust and respect with all the ruled and rulers of Kingdom. Read this : Airline Delay compensation in KSA

- Saudi National Day will celebrate among all type of people young, old, men, women, citizens and expats. You May Like : Iqama Renewal Increment Fee




- Proud to be a Citizen or Expatriate of Saudi Arabia and raise a national flag to celebrate this Saudi National day on 23rd September 2016 (Friday).
Sep 19, 2016

THE BLESSED DAY OF ARAFAT (ARAFAH)

THE BLESSED DAY OF ARAFAT (ARAFAH)

The day of Arafat falls every year on the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah month (Hijri Calendar Last Month). This is the day when all the millions of Hajj pilgrims will gather at the plain of Arafat as it is mandatory ritual of Hajj, This year it is on 11th September 2016.




Muslims all over the world who are not performing Hajj on the day of Arafah are recommended to fast, As Allah has prepared enormous reward for them. "Fasting on the Day of Arafat absolves the sins of the previous year and the following year" - Muslim. Recommended : Kaaba Kiswah Changing day

It is not mandatory to fast on Arafah day who are performing Hajj on this day. As the Prophet Mohammed(Peace Be Upon Him) did not fast on this day when he was on Arafat. See Also : When is Eid Al Adha




- Arafah day is a day of Forgiveness from sins, freedom from hell fire for the people who are on the plain of Arafat and for the people who cannot gather there. Similar : Saudi Eid Holidays

- The Prophet Mohammed(Peace Be Upon Him) said "there is no other day when Allah frees more people from Hell fire except the day of Arafat. Read this : Vacation and Holidays in KSA as per Labor Law




- Saudi Arabia and most of the Arab countries Labor law declared holiday on the day of Arafat. The next day after the Arafat day will be Eid Al Adha. Related : Airline Delay Compensation




THE BLESSED DAY OF ARAFAH

Sep 9, 2016

KISWAH THE BLACK CLOTH OF KABA

CHANGE OF KABA KISWAH IN MAKKAH

The black covering cloth of Kaaba named "KISWAH" will change every year on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Arafat Day), On the day of Arafat just after the Fajar prayer the work of changing Kiswah will start and continues till Asar prayer.





Kaaba Kiswah is made up of pure silk and the decoration of the Quran verses is done with gold and silver threads. It is manufactured in Kiswa factory at Umm Al Joud in the region of Makkah. 

- The new Kiswah cloth is ready 2 months before every Hajj. It costs about 20 million Saudi Riyals. Recommended : How to get Hajj Permit print




- Changing of Kiswah will be done in a unique way, The new kiswa will hung over the old from the top before the latter is removed from underneath. You May Also Like : Saudi Transit Visa

CHANGE OF KABA KISWAH IN MAKKAH


- Kiswa consumes about 700 kilograms of pure silk and 120 kilograms of golden and silver threads. Read Also : Hajj permit for Saudi residents

- The fixed copper rings on the ground is helpful to wrapped up the Kiswa around the kaaba.




- Kaba Kiswah consists 47 pieces of black cloth, Each piece of cloth is with a height of 14 meters and a wide of 101cm. Similar : Umrah packages Riyadh to Makkah

- About 240 people are working in the various departments of Kiswah factory, It has largest tailoring machine of the world with a length of 16 meters.




- The Artisans of Kiswa factory are listed under National register of artisans and craftsmen by Bari (National Handicraft Program). Related : Performing Umrah with Family Visit Visa

- The Kaba kiswah will be changed every year on the last month of Hijri calendar that is Zil Hijjah (Dhul Hijjah) under the supervision of the Presidency (Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudias) and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (King Salman).

FILIPINOS STOPPED FROM FINAL EXIT IN SAUDI ARABIA

FILIPINOS STOPPED FROM TAKING FINAL EXIT IN KSA

About 300 Stranded Filipino workers of Saudi Arabia have been stopped from taking final exit to Philippines as they have uncleared debts on their identity. Most of them are unaware of any such debts on their identity  they just came to know when they applied for final exit visa.





The head of Philippine Consulate Assistance also confirmed that few of OFW's (Overseas Filipino Workers) from Saudi Bin Ladin Company are facing the issues while applying for their exit visas as they have unpaid debts and cases registered against them. Recommended : Wage Protection from Ministry Of Labour in KSA





While one guy named Dupitas said he took a loan of 3000 riyals in 2013, which he has to be paid in 6 months with a interest of 200 riyals. Similar : Telemoney ANB Money Exchange Rate

FILIPINOS STOPPED FROM FINAL EXIT IN KSA


- But now he came to know that the loan was actually 10,000 riyals and now it became an amount of 17,000 riyals because of interest. He remember that the company who offered a loan took his signature on a Arabic paper. Read Also : Cash withdrawal limit in Saudi Arabia




- While another Filipino refused that he has any unpaid debt, He just came to know while applying for exit visa, that he have a debt of 14,000 riyals. See Also : Philippine Embassy alerted Filipinos

- Now the only way remained to this stranded Filipino workers are clear their debts or solve this problem with the companies to whom they have uncleared debts. You May Like : How to check Final Exit Visa Status




Sep 8, 2016
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