Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy

Pushing ahead with privatisation

Approval of the final version of the State Ownership Policy Document paves the way for greater private sector involvement in the economy.

Commodities freed from the ports

Commodities stranded at Egypt’s ports are being released onto the market following a Central Bank of Egypt decision on letters of credit, reports Safeya Mounir

Gold rush

Despite unprecedented price hikes, demand on gold is rising.

Inflation continues to rise

Egypt’s inflation rate saw another jump in November to reach its highest level in five years.

Building on COP27 outcomes

The African Economic Conference this week shed light on the continent’s challenges, starting with the aftermath of the pandemic, the repercussions of war, and climate change, reports Doaa Abdel-Moneim from Mauritius

New investment strategy

The Senate is discussing ways to boost foreign direct investment.

Egypt as a global outsourcing hub

Egypt is branding itself as the next big global hub for digital and high-end services.

Refusing e-invoices

As the deadline for its introduction approaches, many professionals are voicing concerns about Egypt’s new electronic invoices system.

Electricity connections between Egypt and Saudi

The Saudi-Egyptian electricity interconnection project is moving ahead.

Price rises continue

The prices of staple foods are on the rise.

Investment incentives

Industrial and building projects will receive a raft of financial incentives under a new set of legislative amendments.

Real estate’s new-found allure

There has been unprecedented demand for real-estate financing in Upper Egypt and the Delta, reports Ahmed Abdel-Hafez

Social welfare revisited

While the number of social assistance programmes is increasing, questions remain about how efficient they are in distributing resources.

Towards curbing inflation

The Central Bank of Egypt’s recent decision to maintain key interest rates and raise the reserve ratio is part of a strategy to lower inflation and support growth.

Decent Life continues

The Decent Life initiative continues to improve living standards in Egypt’s most impoverished rural areas.

More support for women entrepreneurs

More and more women are being trained to start their own businesses in Egypt.

More costly fertilisers

Egyptian factories making nitrogen fertilisers will soon have to pay more for their energy, passing on additional costs to customers.

Higher rates ahead?

Doaa A. Moneim examines prospects for a new hike in interest rates

Keeping the lid on rice

The government has intervened to control the rise in rice prices.

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