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Competitive ups and downs
While Egypt's global economic ranking is improving, systemic weaknesses hold real progress at bay, Sherine Nasr reports
Green Egypt
The Egyptian National Competitiveness Council (ENCC) launched its seventh Annual Egyptian Competitiveness Report, Green Egypt: A Vision for Tomorrow, on Monday.
How low can you go?
Jittery investors are exiting the market at the least hint of uncertainty, writes Niveen Wahish
Stamp of approval
Objections from opposition deputies didn't stop parliament from approving the 2010/11 budget, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Consumers pay the bill
Raising taxes may make sense for the government, but consumers fear that such moves will trigger price hikes on other goods, Mona El-Fiqi reports
Changing protocols
The Internet will soon run out of addresses if changes are not made, reports Nader Habib from Shanghai
Cigarette tax burns smokers
Higher taxes on cigarettes are leaving both consumers and traders on edge, Hani Mohsen finds out
Cash? Not Yet
For many experts, it may be premature -- if not risky -- to shift to cash subsidies. Sherine Nasr gathers the opinions on the subject

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