[QODLink]
Inside Story
Solving Egypt's economic crisis
The ongoing political crisis is taking its toll on the country's troubled economy.
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2011 11:46 GMT

The demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square are still renewing their calls for Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to leave, rejecting his effort to remain in office for another few months.

The ongoing political crisis is leaving Egypt's economy in jeopardy: the political crisis is already costing the country $310mn per day.

How much more can the country's economy take? And what needs to be done to solve the long-running economic crisis once and for all?

Our guests today are: John Sfakianakis, the chief economist at Banque Saudi Fransi; Eric Chaney, an assistant professor of economics at Harvard University; and Gouda Abdel-Khalek, an economics professor at Cairo University.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Tuesday, February 9, 2011.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.