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Italy in maelstrom of euro

The country’s GDP currently stands at €1.75tn and its growth rates are extremely anaemic, reaching just 0.9%. real per capita gross domestic product (GDP), according to reliable calculations

Isidoros Karderinis

What will future universities look like?

Many years ago, people started looking for online learning solutions to replace or complement their on-campus education. However, there are some trends that started to rise in the past 10 years that worsens the status even more.

Ahmed El-Sharkasy

Life devoted to searching for her abducted granddaughter 

On 20 August 2018, María Isabel Chorobik de Mariani (“Chicha”) died in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province. She was 94-years-old and for 42 years had been searching for her granddaughter Clara Anahí. On 24 November 1976, Clara Anahí had been abducted by the military when they took away her parents and later killed them. Since …

Cesar Chelala

Agility (part 2)

In the previous article, we looked how important it is for Egypt to have an economy that is resilient to external and internal shocks without unnecessarily constraining the change, innovation, openness, and flexibility necessary to create a sustainable growth. The challenge for policymakers is to find the right balance; and to help them do this, …

Richard Banks

For banks, 2018 is year of data

We are often told that regulation and technology are the key drivers of change in banking. This maxim remains true, but can distract from a more critical insight. In 2018, regulatory reform and technology innovation will continue to reshape banking. But the changes they enable are being propelled by forces so profound and far-reaching as …

Christopher Truce

Growth potential in emerging markets is unaffected by rising dollar

The decline in emerging-market currencies since March is the result of the dollar rally. However, emerging markets are still benefiting from synchronised growth in the global economy. That momentum provides a good opportunity to move back into this asset class. The year 2018 started well for emerging markets, until they peaked on 20 March. Since …

Mathieu Nègre

President Al-Sisi’s difficult dialogue

Within days, a new session of the Youth Conferences will be held. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will attend and participate in the conference. The upcoming conference may be difficult and held at a critical time. The question is why? The conference will be the first appearance of Al-Sisi after the decisions made to increase the …

Hussein Abd Rabo

An insatiable salesman

Unexpectedly, a casual incident brightened my life. It was one of the most interesting meetings I had during a recent trip to my native province, Tucumán, located in the north of Argentina. There I met Roberto Espeche, a local notary with a fascinating life history. I met Roberto when I was in a restaurant with …

Cesar Chelala

Supreme Court candidacy crisis

The decision made by US Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony McLeod Kennedy to retire at the end of June has raised a crisis to choose an alternative for him in the American Supreme Court, which is the second battle that US President Donald Trump is getting into after his success in choosing Republican judge Neil …

Mohamed Samir