Economy
What improvements could require a 300% hike in metro fares?
Osman El Sharnoubi | Mada Masr speaks to metro goers about new variable metro fare expected to roll out in May
How to cover a post-shock economy?
Maye Kabil | A year in review of our economy coverage
Cigarettes are the most recent target for tax hikes, but consumption is not expected to be affected
Waad Ahmed | Previous data shows that cigarette consumption has not been affected by price hikes in the past
1 year later: How has flotation impacted individuals and investors?
Osman El Sharnoubi | Egypt has seen living standards diminish and experienced a questionable impact on investment
Can dependence on ‘hot money’ boost the economy amid risks of social tensions?
Waad Ahmed | Find out whether the influx of over US$17 billion in investments augurs prosperity or crisis
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
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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
 
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