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Tunisia to trim fuel, sugar, bread subsidies

Tunisia will raise subsidised petrol prices by 6.3 percent in the coming days and also decrease subsidies for bread, sugar and other basic materials to trim its worsening budget deficit, the government said. Subsidies are a sensit

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Egypt smart-card system cuts wheat consumption

Egypt's supplies minister said on Saturday a smart-card system for bread distribution rolled out in one Egyptian city had reduced wheat consumption by 30 percent, easing the strain of subsidies on the government's budget and foreign rese

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Iraq offers opening to French wheat exports

Iraq has agreed to consider importing wheat from France, an Iraqi official and French exporters said, a potential breakthrough for the European Union's top wheat exporter in prized Middle Eastern import markets. Iraq is one of

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Egypt plans to ration subsidised bread

  Egypt plans to start rationing subsidised bread, a minister said on Tuesday, restricting supplies of cheap loaves upon which many Egyptians depend as the cash-strapped state tries to curb spending.  

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Bread a culprit in Americans eating too much salt

Nine out of 10 American adults consume too much salt and the leading culprit is not potato chips or popcorn but slices of bread and dinner rolls, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Forty-four percent of salt c

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Egypt inches towards food subsidy reform

Egypt, once the breadbasket of the ancient Roman empire and now the world's biggest wheat importer, is paying a hefty price to keep its citizens fed with cheap loaves and other foodstuffs, said experts. The $5.5 billion which it spends

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Egypt's wheat bill up, but bread riots unlikely

Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, faces a higher bill for bread subsidies in the next year but has adequate financial resources and stocks to avoid any rerun of the violent protests of 2008. Egypt raced to redo orders after drough

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In Egypt, queues get longer for a loaf of 'free' bread

Abdel Nabi Salim's main job in life is queuing for bread. The greying 65-year-old retired administrator stands under Egypt's glaring noon sun, waiting in a queue that snakes out to the street to buy 20 loaves of steaming subsidised pocket bread fr

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Bahrain slices bread prices

The Bahrain cabinet has agreed on extra bread subsidies of BD3 million ($7.9 million) to keep down the prices. All types of bread will be subsidised to balance the increased cost of ingredients. This means that a 50kg bag of flour will be

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Bahrain slices bread prices

The Bahrain cabinet has agreed on extra bread subsidies of BD3 million ($7.9 million) to keep down the prices. All types of bread will be subsidised to balance the increased cost of ingredients. This means that a 50kg bag of flour will be

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