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Egypt

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

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Desperately seeking dollars

The promise of $22 billion from Saudi Arabia will do little to alleviate the chronic shortage of foreign exchange

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud's 7-12 April official visit to Egypt celebrated economic closeness and demonstrated how open the kingdom's wallet was for aid, trade and investme...


Old problems for Sisi’s new faces

There are ten new ministers in the cabinet but they face the same persistent difficulties as their predecessors

The government feels it needs to show a new face when it presents its programme – as required by the new constitution – to parliament on 27 March. President Abdel Fattah el Sisi re...


Rows in the echo chamber

The newly elected House of Representatives is meant to rubber stamp the actions of the presidency but is by no means united 

On 12 January 2015, in the run-up to Egypt's parliamentary elections, President Abdel Fatah el Sisi invited the heads of 15 of the newly formed political parties to the Presidentia...


Investment and insecurity

Egypt will attempt to lay the basis for strong investment-led growth but will grapple with hard currency shortages and violent opposition

The election of a new Parliament at the end of 2015 marked the culmination of a political transition mapped out in July 2013 by Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi when, as army Commander, ...


Police under fire for excesses

Law enforcement has long been notorious for routine brutality, but recent cases of extreme violence have drawn public anger and the attention of the President 

Signs of tension between the ruling military and the Ministry of Interior, which governs Egypt's police, are on the rise after a string of deaths in custody and evidence of torture...


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...


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