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Hossam el-Hamalawy

اتحاد العمال: قرار زيادة الوقود «غير مدروس» ولا بد من التراجع عنه - 0 views

    Event the state-sponsored unions are not comfortable with Sisi's decision to raise fuel prices
Hossam el-Hamalawy

«أبو النجا»: أموال التأمينات محفوظة.. والمطالب الفئوية تؤثر سلبا بالاقتصاد | ... - 0 views

    Minister bashes strikes
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."
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