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Creating jobs in Egypt

Jun 20, 2011
In Egypt, a better economic future has to mean somehow getting jobs for vast numbers of people, but doing that requires a way out of what you might call "The Maze."
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Getting unions to work in Egypt

Jun 20, 2011
In Egypt, unions played a key role in driving out the old guard. But the labor movement going forward is having trouble flexing its muscle.
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The Changing Role of Labor Unions in Egypt

Jun 20, 2011
Before the uprisings in Egypt, unions had an uncomfortably close relationship with the government. Now, with newer, independent unions taking the...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east
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Egyptian Entrepreneurs Face Red Tape

Jun 20, 2011
For most Egyptian entrepreneurs, starting a business is like waiting in line at the DMV: Numerous forms, endless lines and a tangle of red tape m...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east
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Hernando de Soto on the Middle East's 'Informal' Revolution

Jun 20, 2011
Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is best known for the big, paradigm-shifting idea of his 2000 book: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Tr...
Posted In: Arab Spring, black market, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, Hernando de Soto, middle east, Mohamed Bouazizi, property rights, revolution, The Mystery of Capital, Tunisia
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Revolution has boosted consumer confidence in Egypt

May 26, 2011
Economists were worried that political upheaval would slow the Egyptian economy, but instead, a study shows that consumer confidence seems to have risen.
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The Gold ATM Index

May 26, 2011
This morning, David Brancaccio reported on consumer confidence in Egypt, as well as in the region at large. He mentioned the Gold-To-Go ATM in A...
Posted In: ATM, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, gold, middle east, UAE
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Unlocking Egypt's Economic Future

May 25, 2011
Over the next month, while David Brancaccio is doing stories from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the Economy 4.0 blog will be looking at the...
Posted In: affordable housing, Ahmed Maher, Cairo, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt
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Et tu, OECD?

May 24, 2011
You would have thought the venerable promoters of the global economy at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development would have been...
Posted In: alternative indicator, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, new numbers, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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New government unit may predict financial storms

May 19, 2011
The Office for Financial Research, or OFR, is a new government outfit that aims to forecast financial storms before they happen.
Posted In: Banks

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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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