economy 4.0


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...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Financial Forecasting: Beating the Storm

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: economy 4.0

Video: George Soros on our Swollen Financial System

Apr 18, 2011
Last in our series of video interviews from the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference: George Soros, chair of Soros Fund Management LLC...
Posted In: Bretton Woods, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, George Soros, Institute for New Economic Thinking