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Op-ed review: Writers review press, media situation in Egypt

Al-Masry Al-Youm celebrated its 5,000th issue, with several writers taking the opportunity to comment on the situation of the press in Egypt. Politician Amr Al-Shobaky, who writes regularly for the private newspaper, said Al-Masry Al-Youm succeeded in positioning itself among the three leading local newspapers, alongside the state-owned dailies Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar. According to him, …

Amira El-Fekki

Egypt: A term of spending despite austerity

Life in Egypt did not, before 25 January, and still does not, after 30 June, live up to the aspirations of many of its inhabitants. Social welfare has been sacrificed on the altar of economic “reform”, as if that was the only hurdle impeding the government’s effectiveness to provide a decent life for all. For …

Islam M. Elwany

Tillerson in town

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid an official visit to Cairo, his first since he became America’s top diplomat a year ago, on Monday 12 February. The visit came as a part of a Middle Eastern tour for Tillerson that will also take him to Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and, finally, Turkey. In Kuwait, …

Hussein Haridi

Eastern Mediterranean gas hub: source for regional harmony or dissension 

The Eastern Mediterranean region has become a hotspot of international energy discussions in the last decade, following a series of large-scale gas discoveries off the coasts of Egypt, Cyprus, and Israel. To utilise such potential, with confirmed reserves of about 2,000bn cubic metres (bcm) of gas, plenty of export and regional cooperation scenarios are being …

Mohamed Samir

Statista predicts Egypt’s inflation rate to reach 7% in 2022

Statista, an online statistics, market research, and business intelligence portal, issued a report on the expected inflation rates in the Egyptian market over the coming four years. The report predicted that the inflation rate will decline to 21.3% in 2018 compared to 23.5% in 2017, a decrease of 2.2%. According to the report, the average …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din