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How oil hedging could allow Egypt to lift fuel subsidies despite rising international prices
Waad Ahmed | Hedging could allow Egypt to continue austerity measures without leaving the local market vulnerable
Escaping the poverty cycle? 3 years of Takaful and Karama
Waad Ahmed | Inflation, limited payout increases and an impeded rollout have marked government subsidy programs
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
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
A disconnect of interest: The social injustice hidden in Egypt’s monetary policy
Waad Ahmed | Would increasing interest benefit international creditors at the expense of Egypt's poor?
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
Analysts: Population control will not solve Egypt’s increasing poverty rate
Osman El Sharnoubi | In a speech at the Police Academy last week on the 6th anniversary of the 2011 revolution, President
IMF intervention: Lessons from Asia and Latin America
Waad Ahmed | Accounts of IMF intervention in Asia and Latin America in the 1990s
Mapping IMF intervention in the Arab world
Beesan Kassab | As Egypt waits to hear if the board has approved its IMF loan, we look at other regional agreements.
 
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Opinion
Mohamed Gad
An income spent on daily subsistence
Wage earners are picking up the tab of Egypt’s economic ‘reform’ program
Laila El Baradei
Undervalued and underestimated: When working for the state doesn’t pay off
The basics of keeping civil servants happy are being largely overlooked
Tarek Ghanem
Opium or coffee? Islam and its relevance in hard times
Is religion numbing Egyptians into acquiescence amid a number of merciless austerity measures?
 
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News
Government raises electricity tariffs for industrial producers by up to 43%
Government raises household water tariffs by 46.5%
Food subsidies to increase by marginal 5% in upcoming state budget as austerity measures continue
Employment continues to decline despite upturn for Egypt’s non-oil private sector
Inflation eases in September but Egyptians’ purchasing power continues to fall
Annual overall inflation breaks April record reaching 34.2% high in July
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Cartoon: Responsibly built
Ola Salem | Fat man: You should have a smaller belly, for Egypt.