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Outside looking in: An international perspective on Egypt’s economy

Reform is needed to boost investor confidence and bring back higher levels of FDI

Bessma Momani has a PHD in political science with a focus on international political economy. She is an associate professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo and authored the book IMF-Egyptian Debt Negotiations.

Momani highlighted three key areas investors view as intersecting with politics: confidence, perception and reform.

Mostafa Salem

Egyptian female youth and their labour market

Recently, I was stunned. I had quite a surprising experience while interviewing a young, Egyptian woman for a basic entry-level analyst-type position. From my perspective, the interview was going well. The young woman was bright and seemed to have many of the qualities I was looking for in a candidate. As we were wrapping up, …

Iris Boutros

Oil-rich Kuwait warns welfare state unsustainable

The programme up to the 2016/2017 fiscal year aims to review subsidies, charges and prices of public services, besides imposing a taxation system in a country that generates 94% of its income from selling oil and where individuals and corporates pay no taxes.

Daily News Egypt

Contemporary Egyptian nonsense part 2: The riches of Egypt!

So we continue with examining some of those wild ideas and unfounded claims which haunt the minds of many people. We are hoping to do so in a constructive manner with the aim to move beyond the old tales and actually think about something meaningful. Our discussion this week will be about the age old …

Dr Mohamed Fouad

Contemporary Egyptian non-sense part 1: Suez Canal in Pounds!

In modern days Egypt, so many ideas grow out of the blues captivating the minds and souls of the population. Some of these ideas are political, economical, or social. While some fade away fast, others never seem to go out of fashion, surfacing every now and again as if begging to be shot down. Over …

Dr Mohamed Fouad

Egypt’s misguided liberals

By Farah Halime, Rebel Economy Questions were already being raised about Egypt’s new liberals and whether they really were as democratic as they claimed to be. But, as Sharif Abdel Kouddous wrote in the Nation recently, “the turning point came on August 14, when the military and security forces brutally cleared the two mass sit-ins in …

Daily News Egypt