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Jordan ends bread subsidy, doubling some prices, to help state finances

Jordan ends bread subsidy, doubling some prices, to help state finances | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The move is expected to affect low income Jordanians, for whom flat pitta-like bread is an essential part of meals
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Update: Supply Ministry rescinds cuts in bread subsidies following protests

Update: Supply Ministry rescinds cuts in bread subsidies following protests | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Egyptian government developed its food subsidy system in 2015 to limit fraud, replacing the old system of giving subsidized flour to bakeries to one in which subsidies are based on the amount of bread sold, which is recorded on smart cards.

Supply Minister Ali Meselhy announced during a press conference on Tuesday evening that the Supply Ministry would rescind the planned reduction in the quota of subsidized bread allocated to those without subsidy smart cards.

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