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40% of Egyptian women to participate in labour market by 2030: Al-Saeed

Egypt’s Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed said on Saturday that the the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030 targets raising the participation rate of women in the labour market to 35% by 2020 and to 40% by 2030. She made the remarks during her meeting on Saturday with the UN Women country representative in Egypt, …

Nihal Samir

A wall: constrain, protect, or lead

“God created the world, the rest was made in China,” sings Lourd de Veyra. The concern about the Asian factory has lingered for decades. Overlooked has been its gradual strategic transformation from imitator to integrator, or even innovator. Will China overtake the United States (US) and become the new no.1 economy of the world? This …

Michael Czinkota

US adds pressure on Qatar to move on labour reform

A recently published United States (US) State Department report on human trafficking provides Qatar with yet another roadmap to counter World Cup-related international criticism of its labour regime. The State Department’s annual review serves as a warning to Qatar, as the clock ticks on an ultimatum by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO last May said that it …

James Dorsey

Giulio Regeni: Piecing together the fragments of stolen life

I never met Giulio Regeni. However, for the past 10 days since his disappearance I have reached out to mutual friends of ours in a desperate attempt to put together the fractured pieces about the theft of this beautiful stolen soul. The past five years in Syria, Egypt, and the Mediterranean have been years of …

Daily News Egypt