Working Paper- The Impact of Institutional Blockholders on Voluntary Disclosure and Transparency: The Case of Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Doaa El-Diftar, Eleri Jones, Mohamed Moustafa Soliman Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/the-impact-of-institutional-blockholders-on-voluntary-disclosure-and-transparency-the-case-of-egypt/ Abstract: Disclosure and transparency are crucial elements in the improvement of overall corporate governance.  Disclosure is a very important mean of...

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A Ticking Bomb: Egypt’s Youth Unemployment

Source: Barcelona Centre For International Affairs Author(s): Bahgat Korany, Mostafa El-Sayyad, Basma Serag Original Link: https://www.cidob.org/en/publications/publication_series/sahwa_papers/policy_paper/a_ticking_bomb_egypt_s_youth_unemployment/(language)/eng-US Snapshot: SAHWA’s qualitative and quantitative data, other data sets and recent field work all confirm that unemployment...

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Youth unemployment in Egypt: A ticking time bomb

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Adel Abdel Ghafar Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/07/29/youth-unemployment-in-egypt-a-ticking-time-bomb/ Earlier this week, a satirical Facebook post announced that the Egyptian Army engineers have developed an Egyptian dollar to combat the continued rise of the U.S. dollar. The new and improved $100 note features Egyptian...

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Resolving Egypt’s Housing Crisis Crucial to Long-Term Stability

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Achment Gonim, Hossam Abougabal Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/resolving-egypt-s-housing-crisis-crucial-long-term-stability With a population growing at a rate of approximately 2 percent per year, Egypt is faced with an urbanization crisis, as many of its cities find themselves increasingly overcrowded. Egypt’s housing crisis affects...

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Educated but unemployed: The challenge facing Egypt’s youth

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Adel Abdel Ghafar Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/research/educated-but-unemployed-the-challenge-facing-egypts-youth/ Introduction and Context  As the events of the so-called Arab Spring unfolded, a wave of optimism surged through the region. Following the example of their Tunisian counterparts, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in...

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Egypt’s Regime Faces an Authoritarian Catch-22

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Adly Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2016/07/21/egypt-s-regime-faces-authoritarian-catch-22-pub-64135 The regime of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The country’s current economic crisis deprives the regime of the financial and economic resources needed to sustain a solid social base among public...

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Egypt’s Ad Hoc Economy

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Mohamed ElMeshad Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/64140 President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has portrayed himself as a figure who could bring not only political but also economic stability. His government periodically outlines broad economic plans, most recently the 2016-17 budget put forth by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail in March, which set...

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Visit to Netanyahu was Never About the Palestinians

Source: Doha Institute- Arab Centre For Research And Policy Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/Egyptian_Foreign_Minister_Visit_to_Netanyahu_was_Never_About_the_Palestinians.aspx Introduction A July 10 visit by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to Occupied Jerusalem, where he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has...

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Egypt’s National Council for Women: A Substitute for Civil Society?

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Sara Abdel Rahim, Erin Fracolli Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypts-national-council-for-Women-a-substitute-for-civil-society/ The Egyptian women’s movement is one of oldest in the Middle East, dating back to 1923 and full of influential and inspirational figures. In addition to civil society organizations that...

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Objective notes on Hesham Geneina’s corruption report

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Amr Adly Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/07/12/opinion/economy/objective-notes-on-hesham-geneinas-corruption-report/ A report on corruption by the Central Auditing Authority stirred deep controversy in Egypt and led to the dismissal of its president, Hesham Geneina, and his prosecution in June on the charge of spreading false news. With the...

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Did Hesham Geneina’s study exaggerate Egypt’s corruption?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Wael Gamal Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/07/05/opinion/u/did-hesham-geneinas-study-exaggerate-egypts-corruption/ Former chief auditor Hesham Geneina is facing trial after a controversial report about the extent of corruption in Egypt. Following the publication of the full Arabic report in Mada Masr, Wael Gamal reflects on the strengths and...

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Working Paper- Informal Competition, Firms’ Productivity and Policy Reforms in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Nesma Ali, Boris Najman Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/informal-competition-firms-productivity-and-policy-reforms-in-egypt/ Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of the competition stemmed from informal firms on formal firms’ productivity in Egypt. Using the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys, we update the two-step methodology of...

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