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Business leaders urge subsidy relief for SMEs in Bahrain

Subsidy relief must be offered to help small and start-up businesses succeed in the wake of planned government cuts, a prominent business leader has argued. Plummeting oil prices over the past 12 months have forced Bahrain to rethink its subsi

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Gulf airlines diverting traffic, alleges US group

Entry into a US gateway market by a Gulf carrier results in a decline in US carrier's international bookings to and from the region, a new study has claimed. Gulf airlines that fly to US routes have failed to stimulate any mea

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Bahrainis to be compensated for subsidy cuts

An agreement has been reached for Bahrainis to receive compensation for subsidy cuts, a senior MP said yesterday (August 16). Adel Al Assoumi, chairman of a joint parliamentary committee, said it was agreed that all Bahrainis must benefit from

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Bahrain to end meat subsidies on Sept 1

Bahrain will remove government subsidies on meat from September 1, allowing domestic prices to rise, state news agency BNA reported as the government sought to save money as low oil prices pressure its budget. Like other oil expor

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Bahrain to end meat subsidies on Sept 1

Bahrain will remove government subsidies on meat from September 1, allowing domestic prices to rise, state news agency BNA reported as the government sought to save money as low oil prices pressure its budget. Like other oil expor

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US airports call for consultations on $42bn subsidy issue

Local and regional airports in the US are calling on their government to open consultations with Qatar and the UAE to address the $42 billion in subsidies that they allege the Gulf nations have provided to their state-owned airlines. Th

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Emirates refutes subsidy allegations

Dubai-based Emirates has submitted a point-by-point, fact-based response to the US government refuting allegations made by its North American rivals of subsidy and unfair competition. Earlier this year, the US legacy carriers - Delta, U

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US, Mideast airlines trade charges on subsidy claim

US and Middle East airline chiefs traded accusations on Monday over a campaign by major US carriers to restrict what they say is heavily subsidized competition from Gulf counterparts. In the United States, airlines are trying to p

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Al Baker sees no need for concessions to US airlines

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said on Monday he saw no reason for Middle Eastern governments to propose any changes to transportation policy in response to US airlines that allege unfair competition from Gulf carriers.

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Spending rethink 'vital for subsidy cuts plan'

Bahrain’s government has been asked to justify its planned public spending in the budget for 2015 and 2016, as parliament and the Shura Council seek alternatives to subsidy cuts. Both chambers of the National Assembly yester

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