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$250bn ‘needed to tackle energy crunch’ in India

India needs to invest $250 billion over the next five years to tackle chronic energy shortages and provide power for all its 1.2 billion people, its power minister said on Thursday. Piyush Goyal said the bulk of the investment wou

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$250bn ‘needed to tackle energy crunch’ in India

India needs to invest $250 billion over the next five years to tackle chronic energy shortages and provide power for all its 1.2 billion people, its power minister said on Thursday. Piyush Goyal said the bulk of the investment wou

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GCC housing shortage to top 1m units by 2018

The young demographic structure of the GCC region is creating a surge in demand for housing that could lead to a shortage in excess of one million units by 2018, a report said. With the GCC region set to face a massive shortage of

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Dubai water drive raises $50m

A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly $50 million, said a report.   The UAE Water Aid campaign, Suqia, has exceeded its goal as t

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Bahrain's health chiefs deny medicines shortage

Health chiefs have moved to reassure patients after it emerged there was a shortage of certain medicines in pharmacies.   Major drugs for treating diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, thyroid problems

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Saudi industries hit by diesel shortage

Many industries in Saudi Arabia have been hit by a severe shortage of diesel, said a report.   Several bakeries that have been affected by diesel supply shortages are facing closure, while the transport and agric

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Saudi industries hit by diesel shortage

Many industries in Saudi Arabia have been hit by a severe shortage of diesel, said a report.   Several bakeries that have been affected by diesel supply shortages are facing closure, while the transport and agric

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Fresh chicken shortage looms in Bahrain

Fresh chicken shortages could hit Bahraini supermarkets after poultry farmers yesterday stepped up their strike.   A union representing 31 of the country's 33 poultry farms announced they would one after anot

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Saudi launches housing scheme to ease shortage

Saudi Arabia's government has launched a new scheme to provide housing aid to its citizens, in the hope of ending a shortage of homes which has depressed living standards and is politically sensitive for the government.  

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Bahrain's medical staff shortage puts 'lives at risk'

Understaffing at Bahrain's main hospital is putting the lives of pregnant women and their unborn children at risk, according to campaigners. They said doctors often work for more than 20 hours without breaks, warning it could

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