Economy
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
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
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
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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
 
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