Mohamed Shirin El Hawary

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Opinion| A Racist Economy?

Germans, alone, last year spent what amounts to 26% of the European total expenditure on tourism, with 15 of 25 of their favorite destinations being outside of Europe,such asNorth America, the Caribbean and Australia, to name just a few.

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Trump in Middle Eastern eyes

When Trump walked into the White House in January 2017, panic spread like a bonfire, not only amongst US liberal circles – whatever their understanding of “liberal” might be – but also all across the globe, from Canada to Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and eventually the Middle East as well. In American politics there were …

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Rania Al-Mashat, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE Public domain

Tourism Minister Rania Al-Mashat: a very old, very new idea

Many were taken by surprise when news leaked that locally and internationally acclaimed economist Rania Al-Mashat was appointed to become Egypt’s minister of tourism, followingsucceeding Yehia Rashed, who was known for his quite impressive record of experience in the field and for the pivotal roles he played therein for many years. Mostly, comments on the …

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New Horizon

It seems to be quite obvious that the regional and international alliances currently in place are, in essence, a blunt expression of the anti-globalisation trend that can by now be seen very clearly, even if we were to disregard very apparent examples like Britain’s exit from the European Union and the isolationist policy of the …

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When women work

According to a report released by Egypt’s Central Administration for Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) in April 2016, women account for approximately 22.5-23.5% of the local labour market compared to 46% in the UK, 47% in Russia, and 50% in South Korea, as examples. Even though the portion of women in the active workforce has slightly …

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The Winds of Change

If you happen to believe that miracles do not happen anymore, you are well advised to do some serious rethinking. When the President of the United States of America starts to vehemently defend economic and trade policies of a rather closed minded and protective nature – to say the least, that is – and even …

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