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More talk, little action: Why are Egyptian authorities unable to sell stakes in state-owned companies?
Omaima Ismail | As of the first week of December, shares of just one government company has been listed on EGX.
Gone with the wind: The flotation’s impact on Egyptian exports
Mohamed Ramadan and Sara Seif Eddin | "We import the buttons, we import the zippers, then we cheer when we export the ready-to-wear shirt"
Conversations from the Lebanese uprising | Ahmad El Assi: The movement is an opportunity to end the civil war
Omar Said | Our tactical demand is establishing a transitional government that has financial & social priorities
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.
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
 
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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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