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Population: 83.39 mn.
GDP: $284.9 bn.
Debt: $44.4 bn.

The economy will grow by 4.5% but there will be no International Monetary Fund loan agreement. Parliamentary elections will see a low turnout and result in a large pro-General Abdel Fatah el Sisi loyalist, nationalist majority. The armed insurgency mainly confined to Sinai will intensify.

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First laws, then parliament

The election of a parliament may place some limits on the regime but much of what it wants to do has already been accomplished by decree

By the time the new Parliament holds its first session following the two-round general elections in October and November, more than 500 laws will already be on the statute book. Th...

Mote and beemer

Egypt’s Customs Department has unilaterally raised the price of imported BMW vehicles by 18% in a move that appears intended to favour local car factories owned by the influential ...

Attacks bring 'state of war'

A new phase of Islamist violence and brutal retaliation by the regime shakes Egypt to the core

The modest security gains which President Abdel Fatah el Sisi's military regime could claim have all but dissolved in a deluge of violence initiated by Islamists and unmatched sinc...

Taxing tensions

The government’s promises of tax-free investment sit ill with a Finance Ministry desperate to increase revenue

President Abdel Fatah el Sisi has thrown his weight behind a campaign to launch a strong economic recovery by attracting billions of dollars of private investment. This includes ev...

Crashing car barriers

A new free trade regime threatens car-makers. Some are trying to keep global competition at bay

This month, Mercedes-Benz became the first of several major motor-manufacturers which are expected to halt assembly work in Egypt. Under the country's trade treaty with the Europea...

Grand union on show

The new tripartite accord over the US$4.8 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam may not provide the resolution to arguments over the use of the Nile waters that the solemn ceremo...

Sinai militants rebrand

The army is claiming major success against Islamists in the peninsula but the newest affiliate of IS may be doing better than Cairo claims

Sinai's leading jihadist organisation, Ansar Beit el Makdis, publicly declared its affiliation to the 'Islamic State' (IS/Da'ish) and its 'Caliph' Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, last Novemb...

El Sisi consolidates

The President will try to firm up his power through the election of a compliant Parliament and a probable economic upturn

The much delayed parliamentary elections are likely to go ahead during February and March, over three rounds, although the timetable could slip further. The single-chamber Parliame...

Shoukry gets stuck in

While President Abdel Fatah el Sisi and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces handle substantial foreign affairs matters, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is usually left with litt...

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