Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
26 April - 2 May 2001
Issue No.531
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The rush to tax
By Aziza Sami

A tough balancing act
Finance Minister Medhat Hassanein is treading a thin line between addressing social inequalities and promoting economic efficiency. Gamal Essam El-Din reviews the outlines of this fiscal year's proposed state budget

Growing by leaps and bounds
For long inaccessible and lacking transparency, Egypt's insurance industry of today is opening up to private capital and becoming increasingly liberal and sophisticated. Borham Atallah monitors the transformation

Hopes stirred for recovery
Although big caps were pushed to the red by a short trading week, good news from abroad reinvigorated the market at week's end. Sherine Abdel-Razek reports

CBE's rate slashes
UK high-tech
Building on old ties


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