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Hossam el-Hamalawy

Restive Egypt workers pose economic, political threats | Reuters - 0 views

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    Shit report, pro-business,
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egypt's neoliberal reforms have benefited only a lucky few | Jack Shenker | Comment is ... - 0 views

  • Then 2004 brought a new cabinet which swiftly cut the top rate of tax from 42% to 20%, leaving multimillionaires paying exactly the same proportion of their income into government coffers as those on an annual salary of less than £500. Special economic zones were created, foreign investment reached dizzying heights ($13bn in 2008) and, in the past three years, economic growth has clocked in at a consistently high 7%. The minimum wage, incidentally, has remained fixed at less than £4 a month throughout. The global business community applauded Mubarak's rule as "bold", "impressive" and "prudent".
  • The conference was entitled "Just for you". Whom that "you" was wasn't specified, but it can't have been any of the 90% shut out of Cairo's miraculous economic boom. As the eminent Egyptian economics professor Galal Amin argues, "Those who continue to preach the trickle-down theory are likely to be the ones who do not really care whether anything trickles down at all."
Mohammed Maree

Egypt's state circus joins growing unrest at tough economic reforms | World news | The... - 0 views

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    A typical Sunday afternoon for Refat El-Grasy involves oiling a unicycle and unpacking some spinning plates in preparation for an evening's show at the Egyptian National Circus. Yet this weekend El-Grasy, the circus clown, will find himself out on t
Hossam el-Hamalawy

Daily News Egypt - Economic crisis takes its toll on Egyptian workers, says report - 0 views

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    A new report paints a grim picture of the effect of the global economic crisis on unemployment rates in Egypt
Mohammed Maree

Egypt and beyond: The strike wave in Egypt - 0 views

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    Article in Swedish by Per..
Hossam el-Hamalawy

جريدة البديل - الأزمة العالمية.. تمزق صناعة الورق المصري «1» - 0 views

  • حجم العمالة المباشرة يصل الي 300 الف عامل في 130 مصنعا داخل مصر وهناك عمالة غير مباشرة مرتبطة بالمجال سواء في تجارة الدشت أو المجالات المرتبطة بتلك الصناعة ليصل العدد الإجمالي سواء مباشرة أو غير مباشرة إلي مليون
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    The paper-manufacturing industry in Egypt directly employs 300,000 workers in 130 factories. The total number of workers employed in related sectors that serves this industry amount to 1 million. The sectors is hit hard by the crisis now
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