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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...
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

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...
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

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

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

PC sales slipping

Apr 14, 2011
A new report from IDC says that PC sales are off about 3 percent in the last quarter. The research company cites the continued growth of tablets ...
Posted In: earthquake, iPad, iPad 2, Japan, middle east, PC, tsunami

PR Firm: Sorry Tunisia, we quit

Mar 3, 2011
In a story today on Marketplace, reporter David Gura explores why the PR firm, Washington Media Group, decided to break a half-million-dollar con...
Posted In: middle east, pr, Tunisia

MAP: U.S. gas prices by county

Mar 3, 2011
Are gas prices starting to burn a hole in your pocket? Oil has hit $100 a barrel as turmoil in the Middle East continues to shake up the global...
Posted In: gas prices, middle east, Oil, oil price, picture this

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