Ahmed El-Sayed Al-Naggar's Articles

Egypt can still achieve comprehensive development, but it needs immediate action to stabilise its currency and balance its deficit

Egyptian economist and the chairman of Al-Ahram organization Ahmed El-sayed Al-Naggar examines possibilities of closer economic ties between an Egypt looking for international investment and a China which continues to expand

European states that had been engaged in bloody conflicts — especially during the two World Wars — managed to bury their differences. Why can't Arabs do the same?

The foreign exchange market witnessed severe disturbances following the central bank's devaluation of exchange rate raising the dollar against the pound by about 14.3% in one shot

Various economic values in the Egyptian and global economy need to be changed or reformed

The Egyptian public sector has historically played an important role in the economy and society. It should be reformed, rather than being sold off to the private sector

Egypt's booming relations with Italy will be harmed as a result of the murder of Giulio Regeni

Oil prices plummeted from $105.9 per barrel on average in 2013 to a mere $28 per barrel currently. That fall may have a positive effect on oil importing countries, but it will negatively affect oil exporting countries

Mutual presidential visits between Egypt and China in the last two years indicate a convergence of potentials for mutually beneficial enhanced relations between the two countries

The main positive economic development in 2015 was the increase in growth rates. However, that development needs to be built upon

The Egyptian-Russian nuclear agreement is a way to fulfill Egypt's historic dream of entering the nuclear club. That dream should not be turned into a nightmare amid political bickering

Negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan on the Renaissance Dam do not seem to be leading toward a resolution of the issue. Resorting to international arbitration should be Egypt's immediate option

The parties that fund terrorist groups cannot be tools in combating them, and resolving social, economic and political injustice is the only ultimate solution to terrorism

The reaction of some Western states — especially Britain — to the Russian plane crash disaster in Egypt is bizarre and not a little hypocritical

Amid the current fluidity in the Arab region there is opportunity for Egypt to take back its preeminent regional role, if it can sustain a domestic equation that builds the state not by oppression but consent

Victory in the battle against terrorism is assured if the bond between the people and the state is maintained through the state's respect of the law, human rights and freedoms

The new parallel channel of the Suez Canal is a defining development in the history of the waterway. However, it is far greater and more important than being a mere shipping route

Mubarak was tried and convicted for the simplest crime committed during his rule. Far greater crimes — especially a slew of corrupt privatisation deals — remain and should be accounted for

International reparations have not been implemented in a consistent and fair way; countries who were brutally occupied by colonial powers also have a right to compensation

The state of destructive chaos widespread in some Arab countries can only be confronted through respecting freedoms, human rights, dignity and equality, along with economic development and social justice

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