Economy
Cairo’s white taxis enter the world of smart phones through Whatsapp Taxi
Mohamed Hamama | Cairo’s white taxis trail Uber and Careem in Whatsapp Taxi Service
The big short
It's the Big Eid, but without the usual big spending
Why did the US decision to delay or cancel almost US$300 million in aid to Egypt catch Cairo by surprise?
Mostafa Mohie | There is ambiguity over whether or not US military aid will be held and what will condition its release
Tough times by the sea: A portrait of Fayed’s local tourism economy
Mostafa Darwish | Workers and summergoers at Fayed resort discuss the impact of Egypt's economic issues on the season
June annual headline inflation rate stabilizes at 30.9%
Egypt’s overall annual headline inflation rate for June stood at 30.9 percent
Slash and burn: Reducing fuel subsidy bill at whose expense?
Waad Ahmed | Government continues pattern of price hikes for subsidized fuel types to reduce fuel subsidy bill
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How can government maintain target budget deficit and fund new social spending increase?  
Osman El Sharnoubi | To fund increased social spending, the state will turn to measures that will increase the strain on Egyptians
3×3 on Egypt’s new investment law: Conflicts in governance and challenges to development
Waad Ahmed | Three voices answer three questions to map the dynamics and impact of the new investment law
 
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