Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
8 - 14 July 1999
Issue No. 437
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Privatisation drive cash-strapped
The privatisation programme has recently gained momentum, but the government is in dire need of cash to push it forward. Gamal Essam El-Din takes a ride on the "privatisation train"
Liquidity crunch, a blessing in disguise?
No sooner had the dollar shortage problem subsided than the financial sector was hit by a liquidity crunch for short-term inter-bank transactions. Niveen Wahish investigates
Silk revival
A pioneering project in Borg Al-Arab is reviving the Egyptian silk industry -- once a flourishing business. Zeinab Abul-Gheit looks for silkworms along the north coast
Record recovery
The capital market has twice broken the record during the past two weeks to reach its highest ever levels. Sherine Abdel-Razek reports


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