Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 Jan. - 5 Feb. 2003
Issue No. 623
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Floating the pound
Bankers and economists are still discussing the implications for the economy of a free-floating pound. Niveen Wahish reports

Back to business
The reborn US-Egypt Business Council is firmly focussed on a Free Trade Agreement. Nevine Khalil looks at the steps taken so far

Bail-out or morale boost?
What were a host of World Bank and International Monetary Fund officials doing in Cairo last week, asks Sherine Abdel-Razek

Preparing for the worst
The Egyptian business community is bracing itself for more economic hardship in the event of an attack against Iraq. Mona El-Fiqi reports

Promoting petrochemicals
Egypt is trying to lure foreign investors into the petrochemicals sector. Shereen Nasr reports

German techies in town
A German business delegation recently visited Egypt with the hope of facilitating the entrance of German technical service providers into emerging markets in the Middle East in general, and into Egypt in particular...

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