Monthly Archives: December 2013

The economic dilemmas of the Egyptian government: Foreign investments, Public Funds embezzlement, land grabs and basic needs

Egypt’s government expects around $3bn in revenues after settling tax disputes (http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/89613.aspx) “Shafiq and 10 other defendants, including Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, were accused of embezzling public funds. ” (Alaa and Gamal Mubarak acquitted: http://madamasr.com/content/alaa-and-gamal-mubarak-acquitted) Prosecution to review Ahmed Shafiq’s … Continue reading

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The logic behind Egypt’s Stimulus package: boosting growth through public sector wage increases

“Governor Hisham Ramez, …, told Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabea that Egypt will repay $3.9 billion of its foreign debt in 2014, with $2.5 billion going to Qatar and $1.4 to the Paris Club, as scheduled. By early December, Egypt returned … Continue reading

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Is Egypt on its path to becoming another Pakistan?

A series of developments in Egypt indicate that Islamist opposition groups (specifically the Muslim Brotherhood) are taking their battles to the streets of Cairo and other governorates. The lynching of a taxi driver by the Brotherhood supporters, the acid attack … Continue reading

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Workers demand 16 months of unpaid wages

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“Judges for Egypt” to boycott constitution referendum “The President of Egypt’s Court of Appeals, Judge Mohamed Awad, has said that he will not participate in the judicial supervision of the referendum on the new constitution. He claims that the document … Continue reading

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