Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
11 - 17 May 2000
Issue No. 481
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

When the sky is the limit
By Aziza Sami

Don't hold your breath
Privatising Telecom Egypt -- but when and how? Niveen Wahish examines the options

Juggling the pennies
As the minister of finance makes clear his priorities for 2000-2001, Sherine Abdel-Razek Attendes

Bucking the trend
Samir Tobar, chairman of the parliamentary Economic Committee, speaks to Gamal Essam El-Din of attempts to combat recession

Privately, it's a snail's pace
A recent report reveals the sluggish pace of Egypt's privatisation programme, writes Sherine Abdel-Razek

Desperate for exports
Shaking up insurance

LabourLabour on the fence
As economic liberalisation and a vigorous privatisation drive reconstruct the very meaning of work in the country, Fatemah Farag -- in the second of a two-part exposé on labour issues -- investigates how workers are faring, both on the shop floor and off it -- on the dole queue

Women's work
It is 7.00am in front of a ready-made garments factory in Shubra Al-Kheima --read on--

Midnight's children
We see the thin bodies, the grimy faces and vacant eyes on our streets every day --read on--

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