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Income disclosure law challenged in Bahrain

A law that obliges senior government officials and public representatives in Bahrain to declare their finances, as well as those of their spouses and children, is being contested by the Shura Council. Members voted unanimously yes

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Meat prices may double in Bahrain say experts

Proposed government cuts could result in the price of subsidised meat more than doubling in Bahrain, according to experts. The government on Monday (May 18)  announced plans to reduce spending by BD386 million ($1.01 billion)

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Bahrain government pushes for green energy

Plans to increase the adoption of renewable energy in Bahrain will be prepared by the Cabinet as it explores green alternatives to traditional power sources. Information Affairs Minister Isa Al Hammadi told a Press conference afte

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Bahrain govt revenues increase 11pc to $8.1bn

Bahrain government revenues increased by 11 per cent to top BD3.09 billion ($8.1 billion) in 2014, compared with estimates. Meanwhile, actual expenditure dropped by 11 per cent to BD3.54 billion, said a report in the Gulf Dail

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Bahraini MPs appeal for ‘schools in every area’

Government schools should be built in every area to ensure students do not spend hours on school buses, demanded Bahraini MPs. They voted on a proposal to solve the ongoing problem for students being forced to go on 'road trip

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Dubai Smart Government launches mJobs app

The Dubai Smart Government Department has launched the mJobs app on the Apple store, together with the Careers UAE 2015. The mJobs app will feature government jobs in Dubai through smart devices, enabling fresh graduates or experi

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ADCB names new head of government clients

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has appointed Saoud Mohammed Al Jassem as the new head of Government Clients Division for Dubai and the Northern Emirates (DNE). In his new role, Saoud will lead the development of the Abu Dhabi le

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Laws 'key to sustainable property market'

New governmental real estate laws are vital in ensuring a sustainable property market in Abu Dhabi, say 61 per cent of industry experts at the Cityscape Abu Dhabi. With property expert JLL revealing in its latest quarterly report

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Subsidies cut to hit low-income expats in Bahrain

A government plan in Bahrain to cut subsidies would mostly affect low-income expatriate workers, who would need a salary increase to cope with the extra expenses, according to experts. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our siste

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As war grows, Libya's official government in new bid for oil cash

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni has said his government would run its own oil sales and deposit revenues abroad in a bid to divert proceeds away from a rival self-declared administration in Tripoli.  

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