Al-Ahram Weekly Online   18 - 24 October 2012
Issue No. 1119
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Over the edge
Staging their second full strike this year, workers of Dubai Sokhna Ports have escalated their confrontation with management to the point of no return, reports Sherine Abdel-Razek
Recipe for more jobs
THE MIDDLE EAST and North Africa (MENA) region can benefit immensely from its young population if "an environment that promotes open competition is created, supported by an education system that teaches relevant skills," says a new World Bank report...
Tourism tips
Although tourist flows to Egypt have improved, more needs to be done to get the most out of the industry, reports Ahmed Kotb
Gentle reminder
Experts agree that comprehensive plans, not piecemeal measures, are needed to address the budget deficit, writes Mona El-Fiqi
Conditions apply
Opening utilities to competition can be beneficial in terms of efficiency, but experts say certain factors must be in place, reports Niveen Wahish

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