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Free Zones: A Tale of Two Economies

Jun 23, 2011
Think one economy is hard enough to regulate? Try Two. In the U.A.E., so-called "free zones" allow foreigners to set up businesses for nominal fe...
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The costs of Arab economic security

Jun 22, 2011
For citizens of the UAE, most of life -- economics, social status -- is taken of. But there are hidden costs.
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How Much? The Costs of Economic Security

Jun 22, 2011
For Emiratis, getting a cushy government job is the easy and preferred choice. In fact, the government provides amble benefits with little work. ...
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A Private Sector for the Public Good in Egypt

Jun 22, 2011
The World Bank may not have anticipated the Arab Spring uprisings, but they claim to have a plan for the future. They've announced billions of do...
Posted In: economy 4.0, Egypt, middle east, World Bank
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My Visit to Another Planet

Jun 22, 2011
As a kid during the Apollo project, I very much wanted to walk on the moon, or even better, another planet some day. I seem to have just missed N...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east, Taxes, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Housing crisis in Egypt

Jun 21, 2011
Creating a better economic future for Egypt means dealing with the lack of housing in Cairo.
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An oasis of sustainability

Jun 21, 2011
The United Arab Emirates -- home to oil wells and air conditioners -- decided to build the world's most sustainable city. Then the financial crisis hit.
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In Egypt, Affordable Housing is the Price of Love

Jun 21, 2011
Think affordable housing is just a matter of number crunching and government regulation? How about sex? OK, so maybe not just "sex," but in Egy...
Posted In: affordable housing, alternative indicator, Arab Spring, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, Mamdouh Hamza, middle east, Ragui Assaad
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Oasis or Mirage? The Costs of a Sustainable City

Jun 21, 2011
Masdar City sounds like a utopia. Located in the deserts outside Abu Dhabi, the capital of the U.A.E., it was envisioned as the world's first car...
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Building Community in Cairo's Satellite Cities

Jun 21, 2011
In Egypt's capital, good affordable housing isn't just a concern -- It's a demand. While Cairo's swelling population clings to the Nile, some Egy...
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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.

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When being cheap isn't worth it

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