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Steel producers and the government are at loggerheads over a decree imposing customs duties on some steel imports

A recent decision imposing temporary tariffs on imported semi-finished steel products has received mixed reactions

Mona El-Fiqi discovers the rationale behind the government’s decision to increase the amount of land growing rice

The second phase of rationalising Egypt’s database of ration-card beneficiaries will take place in March, Minister of Supplies and Internal Trade Ali Moselhi said earlier this week

The government is looking for alternatives to its present dysfunctional export-subsidies programme

The government is on track in efforts to restructure and develop Egypt’s battered state-owned companies

Saudi Arabia has banned Egyptian onion imports, citing high levels of pesticides; some industry operators say more attention should be paid to picking and packing procedures with a view to promoting quality control

Five years after a court order nullified its privatisation, the fate of the Nile Cotton Ginning Company remains in limbo

Recent promises may end a two-year delay in the release of vital export subsidies to Egypt’s exporters

Egypt jumped eight spots in the World Bank Group’s Doing Business Report for 2019

Further plans are afoot to revive Egypt’s battered public-sector companies

On Thursday, the finance ministry extended the deadline to pay the real estate tax from 15 Aug to 15 Oct to alleviate crowding at tax offices. This Ahram Weekly report was published a day before the extension was announced

Mona El-Fiqi reports on the reasons behind the recent hikes in fertiliser prices

This year’s wheat harvest has not met expectations, with different explanations being offered on why

Prices of subsidised bread will remain the same despite the recent hike in fuel prices

Egypt’s improved economic performance has created more jobs, but experts say still more are needed

The government last week gave the go-ahead for a new Russian industrial zone in East Port Said

A government decision to reduce rice cultivation has not been well received by farmers or consumers


While Egypt’s sugarcane farmers are demanding higher prices, the government says their demands are exaggerated

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