Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 August 2011
Issue No. 1059
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Costly meals
Political unrest, economic woes and price hikes do not seem enough reasons to tighten Egyptians' spending during Ramadan, reports Ahmed Kotb
Fruits of turmoil
Tough economic conditions and insecurity on the streets are casting a shadow on the traditional Ramadan market for yameesh, Mai Samih reports
Thrifty spenders
Consumers are tightening their belts as recessionary fears overshadow confidence in a slowly recovering economy, Sherine Nasr reports

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