Economy
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
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
2 years after the loan agreement: What the IMF failed to anticipate
Beesan Kassab | On November 11, 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Egyptian government finalized a US$12
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Looking for the root causes of the potato crisis
Hadeer El-Mahdawy and Nada Arafat | While state figures consider the crisis to be resolved, others see the problem as ongoing
US Congress probes Sarwa Capital IPO after Sawiris bid
Waad Ahmed and Youssef al-Daly | The questionable IPO process of a partly US-funded company led to suspension of Beltone's IPO arm.
 
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