Economy
The ‘genetic modification’ of interest rates in Egypt
Mohamed Gad | How depending on imported GMO seeds has undercut IMF ‘reform’
Post strike, are Uber and Careem drivers on road to unionization?
Mohamed Hamama | With the strike in the rearview, what comes next for Uber and Careem drivers is yet to be navigated
And what about the unstoppable train of austerity?
Osama Diab | It is almost certain that these types of crashes will keep happening
A presidential Benz: Mercedes’s return to Egypt comes with direct push from Sisi and ‘unknown’ local partner
Omaima Ismail | Sources say the automaker’s return to Egypt won't save flagging industry
$2 billion dip in foreign currency reserves points to Egypt’s reliance on unsustainable investments
Beesan Kassab | The drop is a sign that the methods Egypt has used to prop up its reserves are unsustainable
On the Egyptian pound, living standards and real estate: An economy forecast for 2019
Mohamed Gad | Economists Ahmed Shams Eddin and Wael Gamal discuss Egypt’s macroeconomic projections for 2019
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Meals under threat by the ban on live poultry
Karoline Kamel | Critics say the government initiative neglects the needs of poor Egyptian households
Putting all the Apples in one basket?
Alaa Haggag | Importer list highlights role of NTRA and regional distributor in abetting monopolistic practices
 
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