Economy
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
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
Have the IMF’s promises to Egyptians come true?
Beesan Kassab | The IMF did not only promise growth, it also promised inclusive, job-rich growth.
Sources: Officials delayed survey results showing Egyptians face highest poverty rate since 2000
The survey results show 32.5% of Egyptians live below the poverty line, the highest rate in decades
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Some people prefer working in the shadows
Osman El Sharnoubi | The state approaches the issue as a strictly binary one leading to a simplified view of the economy
MP: New fuel pricing mechanism ‘rushed’ through to appease IMF on subsidy cuts
Beesan Kassab | The price of liquified petroleum gas cylinders has increased sevenfold since 2014
 
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