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Gulf states prepare VAT laws ahead of introduction

Gulf Arab states are putting the finishing touches on draft laws on value-added taxes (VAT) of up to five per cent that could be imposed from 2018 to boost revenues hit by falling oil prices, officials said on Thursday.  

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Business-friendly laws on way in Bahrain

New laws, aimed at boosting Bahrain’s status as the top business-friendly nation in the region, will be introduced soon. Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Al Zayani said these will open doors wide to Bahraini and foreign inve

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VW South African unit’s cars comply with green laws

Volkswagen's South African unit has said that all its vehicles in Africa's most advanced economy are compliant with environmental laws, following the emissions testing scandal, which has rocked the global car industry. The

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VW South African unit’s cars comply with green laws

Volkswagen's South African unit has said that all its vehicles in Africa's most advanced economy are compliant with environmental laws, following the emissions testing scandal, which has rocked the global car industry. The

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Bankers urge BAB to play bigger role in negotiations

Bankers have urged the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) to play a greater role in negotiating with the authorities in order to alleviate the consequences of laws and regulations that are imposed on the sector. In a statement iss

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Stricter laws urged after maid's ordeal in Bahrain

A housemaid who was kept in a state of "modern-day slavery" for more than a decade highlights the need for stricter domestic worker employment laws, according to rights activists.   The story of Ethiopi

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Bahrain to step up war on terror

Bahrain is considering tough new laws to step up its war on terrorism and counter the recent dangerous shifts in terror tactics. The move was announced yesterday - following the Daih terror blast in which three on-duty policemen w

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Bahrain will ‘forcefully confront’ planned protests

Bahrain will "forcefully confront" protests called for later this week, and has issued a warning  to those behind planned demonstrations that they would be punished, said HRH Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa.

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Bahrain's tough anti-terror laws backed

Top Bahrain community figures yesterday backed urgently passed laws that could see people convicted of carrying out fatal bomb attacks given the death penalty, said a report.   The punishment was included in two

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Tougher sex crime law in India after rape protests

  India approved on Thursday a tougher new law to punish sex crimes, including death for repeat rape offenders, after the fatal gang rape of a student in December sparked unprecedented protests over the treatment of women in the

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