Egypt’s hopes for Gulf aid

After years of relying on financial aid from Gulf states during its political crises, Egypt is hosting an Economic Summit hoping to attract foreign investors and donors to get the economy back on track.

Omar El-Shenety ahead of the conference looks at Egypt’s long-term economic strategy, suggesting a focus on industrial and agricultural projects rather than real estate investments to create sustainable growth and boost declining employment figures.

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