Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
5 - 11 April 2001
Issue No.528
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From cub to tiger
By Aziza Sami

Inadequate remedies
A new government initiative that provides preferential treatment to a selected group of textile and garments exporters has fallen short of addressing the graver problems faced by the industry. Mona El-Fiqi reports

Change of focus
With the imminent changing nature of US assistance to Egypt from an aid to trade basis, Egypt needs to lobby US policy-making circles in order to redefine its status in US economic and political relations, writes Manar El-Shorbagy

Waiting for a catalyst
The market continues its decline as local and international investors are left starving for good news and world markets suffer a lingering depression. Sherine Abdel-Razek reports

Time to integrate
The secretary-general of the Council for Arab Economic Unity, Ahmed Guweili, speaks to Aziza Sami of the challenges facing Arab economies in a globalising world

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