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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
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
$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
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?
 
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Opinion
Mohamed Gad
An income spent on daily subsistence
Wage earners are picking up the tab of Egypt’s economic ‘reform’ program
Tarek Ghanem
Opium or coffee? Islam and its relevance in hard times
Is religion numbing Egyptians into acquiescence amid a number of merciless austerity measures?
Amr Adly
The IMF is neither the problem nor the solution
Development does not co-exist naturally with free market policies
 
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News
New pricing mechanism to be applied to 95 octane gasoline in April
Government increases prices for household and commercial gas by up to 75%
PM pledges to double job opportunities in coming year, despite minimal policy changes
Live updates: Government raises transportation costs nationwide following fuel price hikes
Government hikes fuel prices by up to 66.7%
Government raises electricity tariffs for industrial producers by up to 43%
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