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Civil society organisations call for budget transparency

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Finance ministry has failed to meet legal obligations in publishing budget drafts for the state, economic bodies and public sector, joint statement says

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Canadian FM scheduled to visit Cairo

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Security, economic, and regional issues are on the agenda of the minister’s first bilateral visit to Cairo

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Whither Egypt’s miligarchy?

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Mohamed Selim On 3 July 2013, as then General, now Field Marshal, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, millions of Egyptians cheered, while others jeered, as they received that read the rest…

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Photojournalists hold one-day strike

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Participants decry dangerous conditions under which they operate

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PM launches system to receive citizen complaints

  /  March 26, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

The experimental operation of the service includes running a hotline and setting up a website

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Does Egypt need to use more muscles or more brain?

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Mohammed Nosseir Egypt is certainly facing a political crisis. Whether you perceive 30 June to be a revolution or a coup, its consequences have, undeniably, driven the country in an unpleasant direction. The nation read the rest…

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Polish arms shipment held pending completion of documents: Foreign ministry spokesman

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The shipment was stopped on its way to Egypt by German customs

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Government has spent 40% of economic stimulus plan: Planning minister

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Ashraf El-Araby called on the acceleration of implementing the stimulus projects in order to generate revenues in the current fiscal year.

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Egypt’s new buffer government

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

The culture of rumours and speculations in Egypt can tempt us to abandon our logical thinking. Take, for example, the resignation of Beblawi’s government—this was a move that took many by surprise, but it shouldn’t read the rest…

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El-Beblawi’s government failed to answer economic challenges: analysts

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

Economist says low supply of foreign currency responsible for continued market slump

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Mission impossible

  /  March 1, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

Following the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi’s government, Egypt’s newly appointed Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb is tasked with what seems to be a mission impossible. The new PM indeed faces several humbling challenges read the rest…

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Mehleb asked to form new government

  /  February 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

New cabinet to be formed within the next three to four days

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Black market revenues of petroleum products total EGP 30bn

  /  February 18, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Former petroleum minister discusses issue in a meeting with the government

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Doctors’ Syndicate, government conflict on strike attendance

  /  February 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ministry of Health says 12% of hospitals participated in the seventh partial strike of the year; Doctors’ Syndicate says 80%

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Press Release: Baseera Poll on The Assessment of the Cabinet Performance

  /  February 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

27% of Egyptians rated the current cabinet performance as “good”, while 20% rated it as “bad”.

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Banknotes issuance increased by EGP 56.7bn in 2012/2013 FY

  /  February 9, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Government expenditure policies exacerbated budget deficit and increased demand for cash needed in circulation, CBE says

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Tunisia’s new government of independents sworn in

  /  January 29, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The formation of a new government comes after weeks of horse-trading and is the cornerstone of a roadmap to end a political crisis that has plagued Tunisia since the assassination of two opposition MPs in 2013.

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One more anniversary

  /  January 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Another anniversary passes by, as Egypt remains stuck inside the loop of political transformations that began on January 2011. Much has changed since that Tuesday where a few thousands took to the streets defying Mubarak’s read the rest…

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28 % turnout on referendum’s first day, voting continues on Wednesday

  /  January 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Anti-Coup Alliance claims voter turnout “only reached 8%”

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Minimum income applied for government employees this January

  /  January 12, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Gap between lowest and highest earning employees to be closed from 491% to 311%

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Rafah crossing to open on Wednesday and Thursday

  /  January 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The border crossing has been closed since 27 December

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Government issues ‘Citizen Guide’, outlines plans

  /  January 5, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The guide includes details on the share that each governorate will receive from the government’s stimulus package and the sectors that possess its largest portion.

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Op-Ed review: The Muslim Brotherhood

  /  December 28, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

On Wednesday 25 December 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood organization has been declared a terrorist group by the government. Columnists have been debating the announcement and how it affects the political scene and the Muslim Brotherhood. read the rest…

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Bank loans to governmental authorities is a secure investment: Experts

  /  December 28, 2013  /  Business  /  2 Comments

The banking sector has been a source for filling financial gap of public authorities through granting them loans. Although experts stated that this initiative may be “politically motivated”, they stressed that banks always have reserves for loans.

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Iran’s government should stop human rights abuses

  /  December 23, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Dr. Cesar Chelala The election of Hassan Rouhani’s as Iran’s President seemed to signal a dramatic change in policies regarding the previous government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. However, while portraying an image of moderation overseas, serious read the rest…

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The government’s performance and Egyptians’ living standards: Poll

  /  December 16, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

20% of Egyptians rate the performance of El-Beblawi’s government as good, while 19% rate it as bad.
60% of Egyptians expect their living conditions to be better in the upcoming year compared to the previous one, while 7% expect them to be worse.

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Four detainees arrested for putting up anti-Protest Law posters released on bail

  /  December 12, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detainees charged with “thuggery”, legal case ongoing

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Judge recuses himself from Nile University case

  /  December 12, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Legal struggle between Nile University and Zewail City over contested land remains pending

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Chatham House dissects Egyptian economy

  /  December 4, 2013  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Royal Institute of International Affairs examines interim government performance, post revolution economy political participation and IMF development

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Part 1: Experts weigh in on rights and freedoms in the constitution

and   /  December 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

An analysis of two sections of the six sections of the draft constitution

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