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Final Issue: Policies of the former regime linger, much to detriment of the economy

This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer...

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IMF and Egypt: No news is more of the same

In a statement released on 21 April, the International Monetary Fund said that its Managing Director Christine Lagarde met with...

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Rushed customs tariffs hike may be 'too little, too late'

President Mohamed Morsy issued a decree in late March that increased custom duties on 100 luxury products, an unsurprising move...

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Sukuk law in state of flux until Al-Azhar review

The Shura Council approved in late March a law allowing the issuance of sukuk, or Islamic bonds, which the heavily...

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New taxes in Egypt’s latest economic program will do little to spur recovery

It’s easy to lose track of how many economic plans the government has presented since President Mohamed Morsy’s election, the...

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Cement price surge puts a damper on construction materials sector

As inflation and energy shortages strike Egypt’s economy, construction materials producers are feeling the crunch. The cement industry, in particular,...

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For Egypt and Iraq, economic cooperation overshadows political talk

Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s recent visit to Iraq may mark the beginning of a new era in a history of...

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Egypt’s fuel shortages demonstrate perfect storm of economic pressures

Long lines at gas stations and electricity blackouts have become a part of everyday life for most Egyptians in the...

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In near future, experts see a wave of drastic price increases

As the country’s economic crisis continues to administer its blistering effects on businesses and consumers, industry insiders and experts are...

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As remittances grow, government clambers for more

As money sent home from Egyptians abroad reaches a record level, President Mohamed Morsy and his government have pinpointed this...

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Tourism recovery likely to remain turbulent this year

Mohamed, 24, studied tourism and graduated two years ago. The timing was unfortunate. By February 2011 — during and immediately...

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Electricity price hikes a necessity, says official; but will hit poor the hardest

A recent government hike in electricity prices means Egyptians will soon be paying more to switch on a lamp or...

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Franchises are on the rise, despite a rough economy

Egyptian shoppers are likely to see even more big-name brands gracing their malls and shopping centers in the coming years,...

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In lifting 95-octane subsidy, government takes small bite out of deficit

The Egyptian government has announced that it will lift the subsidy on 95-octane gasoline in the coming week, taking the...

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