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Fuel Subsidy Policy and Popular Mobilization in #Syria | Middle East Research and Information Project

On February 17, Syrian Minister of Oil Muhammad al-Lahham warned Parliament that the price of fuel would have to increase. This announcement came just one month after the government raised the official price of diesel by more than 50 percent to 125 Syrian pounds (70 cents) per liter, the largest single hike since the uprising of 2011 and an eightfold increase since May of that year. 1,152 more words

Did Goodluck Jonathan's political price-cut trigger fuel shortages in Nigeria?

Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, has this week been struck by another one of its notorious fuel shortages. With just weeks to go before a contentious presidential election, there are… 482 more words

Why is reforming fuel subsidies so hard?

With the recent dramatic fall in the price of oil, the issue of fuel subsidies comes to the fore again. Alan Beattie writes a good article in the Financial Times about fuel subsidy reform, how subsidies affect our economies and also why it is so hard to remove them. 1,012 more words


Most developing countries will benefit from oil price slump, says World Bank Group

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2015 Gains from low oil prices can be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth, says a World Bank Group analysis of the oil price decline, contained in the latest edition of Global Economic Prospects. 629 more words

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Malaysia eliminates fuel subsidies

Here’s an oil-exporting country that is taking advantage of the low price of oil to eliminate subsidies. That may be a tough policy to maintain when prices rise again, but at least they are trying. 46 more words

Govt slashes fuel subsidies

Related topics: Chapter 2 The Price System (Demand & Supply), Chapter 6 Macroeconomic Problems (Inflation)

Less than a month after assuming the country’s highest public post, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hiked the prices of subsidized fuel on Monday in a bid to reallocate the ever-increasing funds spent on fuel subsidies to finance the government’s development programs. 597 more words

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Indonesia raises fuel price

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled a hefty increase in the price of subsidised fuel Monday, taking a risky, unpopular first step towards fixing the tattered finances of Southeast Asia’s top economy. 538 more words