|Overturning the 75 per cent rule
The business community is happy about the cancellation of decree 506, which mandated that 75 per cent of foreign currency earnings be placed in Egyptian banks. Mona El-Fiqi reports
Change of course
The most powerful force for reducing poverty is economic growth, combined with strong participation from the poor. Gamal Nkrumah reports from an African development conference that was recently held in Alexandria
Reversing the brain drain
Will Egypt finally join the international Knowledge Economy? Sherine El-Madany listens in on a recent seminar
Kinder, gentler structural reform?
In an exclusive interview, World Bank Chief Economist François Bourguignon spoke to Sherine Abdel-Razek about poverty, and what appears to be an official change of heart towards some of the bank's previously prescribed reform policies
Real cities at last?
Incentives to both investors and residents will hopefully bring more life to Egypt's new cities, Sherine Nasr writes
The new social contract
Taher Helmy explains how a new philosophy of governance can extract Egypt from its current state of stagnation