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A survey of western opinion on Egypt’s plans for reform

Egypt’s current economic troubles and reform efforts have been the main topic of discussion in a slew of articles recently, many of which pin the blame on the country’s ruling regime, such as Bloomberg’s “Egypt’s Failing Economy is Sisi’s Fault”. The government, however, is not only battling against the challenges of the present, but also …

Nicholas Mehling

Several Egyptian pound notes are pictured in New York Thursday, April 28, 2005.  Photographer:  Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News.

Promises of reform: a story that could end happily, or in disaster

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and the government have promised a litany of political and legislative reforms that would be implemented in the short term to develop Egypt’s economy and pull it out of its poor state. Debates over the Civil Service Law, the value-added tax, the investment law, as well as the budget deficit, trade …

Hisham Salah

Italian European Affairs Minister Sandro Gozi

Italy, the sick man of Europe?

Nearly half of Italy’s population wants to leave the EU, the country’s economy is among the worst in the eurozone. Can the government solve this? Sandro Gozi, European Affairs Minister, is on Conflict Zone this week.

Deutsche Welle

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The feasibility of Egypt’s IMF loan

On 11 August, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that it had reached an initial agreement with Egypt to lend the country $12bn over a three-year period, joining Iraq, Tunisia, and Jordan in taking money from the Washington-based fund. Egypt’s programme is likely to see the government of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi move toward a …

Hisham Salah

Radwa Elsaman

Egypt’s parliament and expectations for legal reform: franchising law

Private sector development is still a huge challenge for Egypt’s economy. The business climate should be one of the prime targets for the government, particularly as Egypt dropped down in the Doing Business ranking for 2015–2016. There could not be a better time to take the necessary legal steps to improve the business climate in …

Radwa Elsaman

German economy

German economy logs moderate growth

While losing some of its previous momentum, the German economy is still in a robust state, logging higher-than-expected growth in the second quarter. Exports and private consumption were behind the expansion.

Deutsche Welle

China trade

China trade performance slumps

China has logged worse-than-expected trade figures for July, with both exports and imports falling sharply. The world’s second-largest economy is feeling the pinch of lackluster domestic demand and mounting debt.

Deutsche Welle