Dubai aiming for budget surplus in 2011

01 March 2010

The government of Dubai has started to cut spending in an effort to convert its budget to a surplus by 2011, the emirate's finance chief told Al-Bayan daily in an interview. Under the new plans Abdulrahman al-Saleh, the head of Dubai's Department of Finance, said he planned to trim the government's operating expenses by 15% this year to reduce the budget gap.

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