Economy
How the state forced small-scale farmers to grow cement and bricks
Mohamed Ramadan | How did the failure of Egypt’s development model accelerate building on agricultural lands?
Infographic: Egypt’s labor market dominated by ‘severe disparities,’ CAPMAS study says
The report highlights disparities in gender participation and legal protections for workers
Entering the gated compound game: A look at the plan to develop a new Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development
Beesan Kassab | The firm has relied on selling its precious land stock to make revenues in recent years
New IMF loan agreement — round 2, but without austerity measures
Beesan Kassab | The IMF wants "structural reforms and legislation that aim to reshape the economy on a deeper level"
Farewell to worker participation in the management of the public business sector
Beesan Kassab | The government is taking up the task of “redefining" the role of state-owned companies in Egypt
Kaha: A storied food company struggles to regain its former glory
Omaima Ismail | Kaha’s storied brand had disappeared into the realm of memory.
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How is our food security holding up in the pandemic? An interview with agriculture professor Nader Nour Eddin
Osman El Sharnoubi | If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that we don’t produce a large portion of our food.
To jump into the unknown: Egyptian laborers stranded in the Gulf in the time of COVID-19
Sara Seif Eddin | The COVID-19 crisis comes as the GCC countries attempt to reduce reliance on foreign labor
 
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