7 - 13 November 2002
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Banks battle with Basel
The new Basel agreement is scheduled to come into force within three years, but local and international experts say Egypt is far from ready to adopt it. Sherine Abdel-Razek investigates

FEI backs manufacturing magnate
Concerns regarding job losses in the car industry have prompted the bail out of a businessman in trouble with the banks. Mona El-Fiqi reports

Down, but not out
The difficulties of starting and running a business are taking on new dimensions in the Palestinian territories. Sherine Nasr talks to some Palestinian businessmen

Italy clicks onto Egypt
Italian experts are considering using Egypt's IT sector as a springboard into the Middle East. Eman Youssef went to Milan for the second largest IT exhibition in the world

"No time for escapism"
Egypt may have succeeded in dodging the negative effects of 11 September, but its economy is not yet out of danger. World Bank Director in Cairo Mahmoud Ayub talked to Niveen Wahish

Pressing ahead with the partnership
Egypt and the European Union are trying to speed up the implementation process of a joint trade agreement signed a year ago

Prognosis: drastic surgery
Enough cosmetic reforms. If it is to meet the twin challenges of a rapidly changing world and a revolutionised job market, the Egyptian education system is in need of a total overhaul, argues Talaat Abdel-Malek

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