Economy
Income tax changes reduce tax burden for most without increased taxes on the rich
MP Mervat Alexan says she proposed the changes to mitigate the burden of inflation.
How the multi-million dollar business of certifying halal meat imports was monopolized
Nada Arafat | The company’s first order of business was to raise certification fees in North America
More talk, little action: Why are Egyptian authorities unable to sell stakes in state-owned companies?
Omaima Ismail | As of the first week of December, shares of just one government company has been listed on EGX.
Gone with the wind: The flotation’s impact on Egyptian exports
Mohamed Ramadan and Sara Seif Eddin | "We import the buttons, we import the zippers, then we cheer when we export the ready-to-wear shirt"
Do not rest assured: People in need are still not getting their food subsidies
Beesan Kassab | The announcement came two days after Sisi wrote on his Facebook page about the food program cuts
Egypt’s cement industry disrupted by entry of military as major new market player
Omaima Ismail | The additional supply forced companies to lower their prices an average of 15% in the past year
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Austerity measures a major cause of poverty increase, statistics agency advisor says
Beesan Kassab | The report shows that 32.5% of Egyptians live in poverty, marking the biggest increase since 2000.
The protection of competition: A suspended verdict
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | The discrepancy in the ECA’s positions on Uber and Glovo leaves questions about the role it plays
 
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