Category: Economy

Egypt ‘suffering worst economic crisis since 1930s’


Egyptian workers harvest wheat in Banha, north of Cairo. For most Egyptians, rising food prices are the most critical problem. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former finance minister and economist say Egypt is in dire predicament as foreign investment and tourism collapse

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DIVIDED AMERICA: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid

Billy Prater, 27, adjusts a Donald Trump sign on his fence in Beech Creek, W.Va., in Mingo County on April 28, 2016. Laid off from the mines, he had been out of work for more than a year. Now he works for the railroad, but the major customer is the collapsing coal industry so his work is unsteady. He was a registered Democrat from a family of diehard Democrats. But when he hung the Trump sign, his neighbors started calling and sending him messages, asking where he got it and how to get their own. “Everybody on this creek wants one,” he said. “He’s honest. He says thing that he probably shouldn’t say. We respect that, because it means he’s not buttering us up.” (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

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