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2008-07-14 06:00:34

Text of report by Zafar Bhutta headlined "'Government to withdraw oil subsidy by Nov 15" published by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 14 July Islamabad: The government has decided to pass on the full impact of international oil prices to domestic consumers by withdrawing the whole petroleum subsidy by 15 November, a senior Petroleum Ministry official said on Sunday [13 July]. The official, requesting anonymity, said that the government had taken the decision following pressure...

2008-07-01 03:00:27

Research and Markets Laura Wood Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 Logo: http://www.researchandmarkets.com Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ 17d455/bahrain_food_and_d) has announced the addition of the "Bahrain Food and Drink Report Q2 2008" report to their offering. The Bahrain Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on...

2006-07-27 09:28:25

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. farm group, the 6 million-member American Farm Bureau Federation, said on Thursday it backed an extension of the current farm subsidy law for "at least one year" as a response to the collapse of world trade talks. The 2002 law boosted crop and dairy supports by 67 percent and is due to expire in September 2007. AFBF said extension of subsidies averaging $20 billion a year would give growers "the support they need to survive...

2006-07-25 14:31:44

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A battle for control of the U.S. Congress may have contributed to the collapse of world trade talks this week by making the Bush administration reluctant to offer deeper farm subsidy cuts, analysts said. "The administration didn't want to be perceived as putting those subsidies on the chopping block," said Viji Rangaswami, a trade and development associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former congressional aide. The world...

2006-07-24 11:57:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States privately indicated in world trade talks it could accept deeper farm subsidy cuts, but withheld that offer when it became obvious that key developed and developing countries still weren't opening up their markets, U.S. officials said on Monday. "We provided for (WTO Director General Pascal Lamy) significant flexibilities in the U.S. position, contingent on additional market access" from others, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab told...

2006-07-17 11:46:10

By Daniel Flynn DAKAR (Reuters) - From opposite sides of the battle over world trade subsidies, small farmers from the United States find they share many of the same concerns as West Africa's poor cotton planters. A group of farmers from U.S. agricultural heartlands like Kansas, Illinois and Virginia visited Mali's arid interior last week and witnessed the suffering fair trade campaigners say is inflicted by multibillion-dollar U.S. cotton subsidies. As G8 leaders called for a...

2006-06-09 12:03:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said on Friday the United States was not isolated in wanting an ambitious outcome to world trade talks, adding a focus on U.S. farm subsidies was a "misplaced priority." "I do not think the United States is isolated in terms of wanting an ambitious outcome. There may be some countries that are willing to settle. We're certainly not," Schwab told reporters, one day after she was confirmed by the Senate. The 149 members...

2006-05-30 09:37:46

PARIS (Reuters) - France blamed the United States for the blockage in world trade talks on Tuesday and said concessions already offered by the European Union took it to the edge of its mandate in the trade round. France is the biggest gainer from EU farm subsidies worth 44 billion euros ($56.65 billion) a year and has led a campaign among EU countries for the European Commission not to go further with its farm offer in the World Trade Organization talks, particularly on cutting...

2006-05-08 10:20:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress should rewrite U.S. farm subsidy law dramatically to encourage land stewardship and protect farm income by "revenue-based risk management systems" that would replace an automatic spigot into the U.S. Treasury, a coalition of environmentalists and others proposed on Monday. Mainstream farm groups want a continuation of the 2002 farm law, which sharply boosted grain, cotton and soybean support levels and costs to about $20 billion a year. Lawmakers are scheduled...

2006-05-08 09:03:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress should rewrite U.S. farm subsidy law dramatically to encourage land stewardship and protect farm income by "revenue-based risk management systems" that would replace an automatic spigot into the U.S. Treasury, a coalition of environmentalists and others proposed on Monday. Mainstream farm groups want a continuation of the 2002 farm law, which sharply boosted grain, cotton and soybean support levels and costs to about $20 billion a year. Lawmakers are...


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