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Robotic surgery ‘can cut obesity’ in Bahrain

Bahrain’s obesity rate could be trimmed down by as much as 30 per cent if more people opted for robotic weight-loss surgery, according to a visiting expert. Surgical gastroenterologist and bariatric surgeon Dr Prasad Krishnan said the pr

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Oil heads for weekly gain on supply cut deal hopes

Oil edged up above $34 a barrel on Friday, a gain of some 25 per cent from the 12-year lows seen earlier in January, on hopes that a deal between major exporters to cut production could help reduce one of the worst oil gluts in history.

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Oil climbs on hopes for output cut, dollar slips

Crude oil prices rose to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on bets that interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve would be more gradual than it has suggested.

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Russia ‘ready to discuss’ oil output cuts

Russia's oil industry has argued for years that it cannot cut output to support falling global prices for purely technical reasons; in reality it can - as long as it has the political will.   The days that ol

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Projects shelved in Bahrain to cut spending

Public projects worth millions of dinars in Bahrain’s Capital Governorate have been shelved in an attempt to cut government spending. Members of the Capital Trustees Board said the projects, which include public parks and walkways, were

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Projects shelved in Bahrain to cut spending

Public projects worth millions of dinars in Bahrain’s Capital Governorate have been shelved in an attempt to cut government spending. Members of the Capital Trustees Board said the projects, which include public parks and walkways, were

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Saudi contractors' advance payments cut

Saudi Arabia's finance ministry has cut advance payments to firms doing construction work for the government to five per cent of the contract value from 20 per cent, a newspaper reported on Wednesday in a fresh sign of a clampdown on state s

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150 flights between Saudi, Iran halted

Around 150 direct flights between Iran and Saudi Arabia carrying thousands of pilgrims every month have been halted as diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed, aviation sources said on Tuesday. Saudi Foreign Ministe

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For China carmakers, tax cut may mean driving blind beyond 2016

China's move to cut tax on small-engine cars may revive sales growth next year only to leave the world's biggest auto market running on empty in years to come, analysts warn, raising the spectre of industry restructuring at the end of

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5-year strategy urged to cut Bahrain’s medicine bill

A five-year strategy to slash Bahrain’s medicine bill has been proposed following a three-day meeting of experts in Manama. It will now be referred to Health Ministry chiefs and could form the basis of a national effort to reduce spendin

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