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Kuwait Freedoms Make Austerity Drive Tricky for Government

By Sylvia Westall and Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, May 2 – A three-day strike by oil workers in Kuwait last month over pay reforms shows the government faces considerable opposition as it prepares to push through painful and controversial cuts to longstanding welfare benefits. Oil-exporting states around the Gulf are reducing subsidies for fuel, public utilities

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Kuwait: Serious Business

Kuwait’s hydrocarbon sector’s strike is far from being over BY Abdullah Al Elyan The saga of a short-lived strike by Kuwait’s Union of Petroleum and Petrochemical Workers (UPPW) on April 17, is far from over. The strike, which nearly halved the country’s hydrocarbon output on the first day, and threatened its revenues in just three days, may

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