Al-Ahram Weekly Online   27 September - 3 October 2012
Issue No. 1116
Economy
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Pitching for investment
Strenuous efforts are being made to make the Egyptian market more attractive. But, for the moment, they may not yield much, writes Niveen Wahish
Will coupons replace gasoline subsidies?
Rumours abound about governmental plan to implement a smart card system for fuel consumption as part of efforts to cut energy subsides, reports Ahmed Kotb
One piastre a minute
Rumours abound about governmental plan to implement a smart card system for fuel consumption as part of efforts to cut energy subsides, reports Ahmed Kotb
Minimum wage dilemma
Better salaries are essential if low income Egyptians are to secure a dignified standard of living. But financially, it is a heavy burden on the state's overstretched budget, Mona El-Fiqi reports
French banks go home
Two Egyptian banks look soon to be changing hands, reports Niveen Wahish
Provisions for growth
Ahmed Kotb looks at a recent study that suggests a number of socio-economic aspects for the new Egyptian constitution

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