Economy
The government wants to reduce its debt. Will its new strategy work?
Osman El Sharnoubi | The plan is to reduce short-term debt obligations and avoid paying billions in interest each year
The new administrative capital: Outside the state budget or outside public accountability?
Beesan Kassab | The project’s finances are not subject to any public oversight or accountability
Is the government building a parallel bureaucracy?
Mohamed Hamama and Osman El Sharnoubi | Power is concentrated in the presidency and military at the expense of other state institutions
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
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
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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
Meals under threat by the ban on live poultry
Karoline Kamel | Critics say the government initiative neglects the needs of poor Egyptian households
 
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