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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.
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
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
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
2 years later, how have people’s lives been impacted by the flotation of the Egyptian pound?
Hasnaa Mohamed | If middle-income earners are feeling the squeeze, then how are those with less income faring?
Video | 3 recommendations for Egypt’s economic program
Waad Ahmed | EIPR's three recommendations for Egypt's economic program, as outlined in their new report
How oil hedging could allow Egypt to lift fuel subsidies despite rising international prices
Waad Ahmed | Hedging could allow Egypt to continue austerity measures without leaving the local market vulnerable
Escaping the poverty cycle? 3 years of Takaful and Karama
Waad Ahmed | Inflation, limited payout increases and an impeded rollout have marked government subsidy programs
1 year later: How has flotation impacted individuals and investors?
Osman El Sharnoubi | Egypt has seen living standards diminish and experienced a questionable impact on investment
 
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Opinion
Mohamed Gad
The ‘genetic modification’ of interest rates in Egypt
How depending on imported GMO seeds has undercut IMF ‘reform’
Mohamed Gad
An income spent on daily subsistence
Wage earners are picking up the tab of Egypt’s economic ‘reform’ program
Laila El Baradei
Undervalued and underestimated: When working for the state doesn’t pay off
The basics of keeping civil servants happy are being largely overlooked
 
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News
New pricing mechanism to be applied to 95 octane gasoline in April
Government raises electricity tariffs for industrial producers by up to 43%
Government raises household water tariffs by 46.5%
Food subsidies to increase by marginal 5% in upcoming state budget as austerity measures continue
Employment continues to decline despite upturn for Egypt’s non-oil private sector
Inflation eases in September but Egyptians’ purchasing power continues to fall
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Cartoon: Responsibly built
Ola Salem | Fat man: You should have a smaller belly, for Egypt.