Al-Ahram Weekly Online
8 - 14 November 2001
Issue No.559
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Leaner ... but is it meaner?
The Egyptian currency has performed a somersault, and received some applause, but are we paying for the right show? Salah El-Amrusi rounds the usual suspects, and claims some are innocent

Gold rush
Egypt, it seems, has a lot of gold. But there is already controversy about how best to turn it into wealth. Jasper Thornton writes

Against the odds
A senior US official reaffirmed in Cairo last week America's commitment to facilitating trade between the two countries. Niveen Wahish reports

Managing credit risk
William Mikhail discusses proposed amendments to the Basle Accord on credit risk and capital adequacy in the banking sector

Facing the music
The government is announcing economic measures to counter the effects of the global downturn. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

New Central Bank governor
A second chance

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