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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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Alternatives to subsidy cuts urged in Bahrain

Alternatives to subsidy cuts must be found as Bahrain seeks to rein in public spending, a joint meeting of MPs and Shura Council members announced yesterday (May 24). Shura Council financial and economic affairs committee chairman

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Alarm over Bahrain subsidy cut plan for expats

Proposals to slash government subsidies for foreigners and the private sector in Bahrain have prompted concerns among business leaders and the expatriate community, said a report. Subsidy cuts would reportedly hit expatriates and

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US Big Three aim to limit consumer choice: Al Baker

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker has accused the Big Three US airlines (American, Delta and United) of making "a transparent attempt to block new competition and limit consumer choice." Commenting on th

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Subsidy cuts for wealthy expats, firms proposed

Subsidy cuts are set to hit wealthy expatriates and companies first under proposals being considered following the Bahrain Cabinet's approval of the new national budget yesterday (May 4). This was revealed to the Gulf Dail

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US opens comment forum on Gulf airline subsidy claims

The Obama administration on Friday solicited comments from interested parties about US airline and unions' claims that Gulf carriers have received market-distorting subsidies, marking the latest step in its review of the matter.

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Subsidies overhaul underway in Bahrain

A comprehensive study on overhauling the subsidy system is currently underway at Cabinet level in Bahrain, Information Affairs Minister and official government spokesman Isa Al Hammadi said yesterday (March 30). Expatriates and pr

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Etihad success due to 'incredible service'

The secret behind Etihad Airways’ rapid growth is nothing more than incredible customer service, delivered on modern new aircraft at competitive prices, on routes people want to fly, declared the airline's CEO. “We

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Gulf airlines urged to open their books

Gulf-based Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates need to open their books since they say they have nothing to hide, said Jill Zuckman, the newly appointed chief spokesman of the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies. The coal

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UAE airlines to clarify US subsidy allegations

Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, will respond shortly to the subsidy allegations made by US airlines after going through the report. The report, compiled by US airline giants Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airways, states

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