Al-Ahram Weekly Online   22 - 28 January 2004
Issue No. 674
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Swords cross over steel
While steel companies say that rising production costs are the cause behind soaring steel prices, some legislators blame monopolistic practices. Sherine Abdel-Razek investigates

The harder they fall
A brand-new currency turned to be a risky gamble for hopeful fortune-makers. Niveen Wahish reports on the swift rise and fall of the Iraqi dinar on the Egyptian markets

Looks good in leather
Turkey sees Egypt as a gateway to its apparel exports to the Middle East market. Eman Youssef reports from Istanbul on an international leather fair

Banking on SME
A leading Egyptian bank is finding big benefits in lending to small enterprises. Sherine Nasr reports

Briefs
TELECOM Egypt (TE) this year celebrates 150 years in business...

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