Economy
What does news that Amazon will come to the Middle East mean for consumers?
Mai Shams El-Din | Customs restrictions may hinder the expansion of products, but Egypt might witness logistical improvements
Books, copyright laws and the economy
Waad Ahmed | Informal publishers step in as formal publishers fail to respond to the economic crisis, but access continues
Investment between 2 IMF loans: An unchanged philosophy and challenges to governance
Waad Ahmed | New investment legislation aims to address ongoing challenges to post-2011 investment governance
IMF loan in hand, where will the promised LE25 bn in social spending be allocated?
Osman El Sharnoubi | Experts warn nominal increases in social spending will not ease financial woes
Egypt’s poor are bearing the brunt of electricity price hikes: EIPR
EIPR says low-income families have seen electricity prices increase by up to 167 percent since 2012.
Report: World Bank policies in Egypt may exacerbate climate change
Jano Charbel | World Bank policies are increasing carbon emissions in Egypt, exacerbating risk for the most vulnerable
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Financial support to the poor: Does it really work?
Beesan Kassab | Question marks around two government funds' ability to alleviate poverty with current austerity measures
The We Want to Live campaign: Impoverishment is a political choice
Osman El Sharnoubi | How does this new grassroots campaign aim to pursue social justice for Egyptians?
 
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