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Loans: Who is to blame?      

The government borrows money to meet its short- or long-term needs when there is a budget deficit. This is called debt. So, debt is a bill paid by coming generations in cases of obtaining loans for the purpose of narrowing a budget deficit without aiming to finance development projects. Or it may be a bill …

Ahmed Ezz

Industrial sector owes EGAS EGP 7bn in debts

The debts of the industrial sector owed to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) amounted to EGP 7bn, according to a source at the company. According to the source, who asked not to be named, the indebtedness of the industrial sector has increased recently as a result of factories tending to pay only a …

Ahmed Ismail

Egypt’s economy over 6 years

There are three variables in any economy which need to be reduced: inflation, unemployment, and debt; and three others which must be increased, including investment, growth, and export. There are also some intermediate variables that contribute to achieve those six goals, such as increasing the savings which help boosting investment and fighting poverty through reducing …

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah

Africa may face unsustainable debt: report

Africa may have a problem with unsustainable debt on its hands if it doesn’t manage to find other ways to finance development and cut off illicit financial flows, a new report from a United Nations trade body has said.

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