Turk­ish com­plaint.

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The lead­ing US car­ri­ers say the sub­si­dies al­low the Gulf car­ri­ers to of­fer be­low­mar­ket fares, which could cost Amer­i­can jobs. Some con­sumer ad­vo­cates dis­agree and say the com­pe­ti­tion would lead to lower fares gen­er­ally. In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Emi­rates said it has full ap­proval and Sun­day’s flight is sched­uled to op­er­ate. Emi­rates and other state-owned car­ri­ers deny ac­cu­sa­tions they fo­cus on strip­ping mar­ket share and driv­ing out com­pe­ti­tion. meet­ing and helped trig­ger a lira slide of more than 1 per­cent against the dol­lar. The bank has taken un­ortho­dox tight­en­ing steps to stem ris­ing in­fla­tion and de­fend the lira af­ter a slide at the start of 2017, but has not raised its pol­icy rate since last Novem­ber. Its next rate-set­ting meet­ing is on March 16.

Turkey has launched a com­plaint at the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion to chal­lenge US anti-sub­sidy du­ties on Turk­ish pipe and tube prod­ucts, the WTO said yes­ter­day. The prod­ucts in­clude oil coun­try tubu­lar goods, welded line pipe, heavy walled rec­tan­gu­lar welded car­bon steel pipes and tubes and cir­cu­lar welded car­bon steel pipes and tubes, a WTO state­ment said. Un­der WTO rules, the US has 60 days to set­tle the dis­pute. Af­ter that pe­riod Turkey could ask the WTO to ad­ju­di­cate.

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