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Prices soar in Egypt, but people find ways to cope

In Egypt, economic challenges since 2016 forced the people to adapt to price hikes. From an economic standpoint, the rising prices drive customer demand lower. To cope, Egyptians are struggling to cut their expenses and find alternatives to pricey commodities and services.

Bassant Mohammed

Egypt’s real estate prices have hiked by 75% since pound flotation

Real estate prices in the Egyptian market have hiked by an average of 75% since the floatation of the Egyptian pound till now, according to Mahmoud Abdel Halim, chairperson of MREC for Integrated Real Estate Services. Abdel Halim noted in a press statement on Thursday that the price spikes in some projects and regions reached …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

2018 saw rents, sale prices improve across Cairo: JLL

The residential sector has performed strongly throughout 2018. The strong performance of the off-plan sector has however negatively impacted the secondary market, as buyers are preferring to hold off and wait to purchase off-plan units completed in 2019, according to JLL’s A year in Review 2018 report. The report noted that the strongest performing sector of the sales …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Egyptians bear 70% of fuel prices through threefold price hikes in 2 years

To meet the demands of the IMF to grant Egypt the $12bn loan, curb the budget deficit, and to deal with the increasing inflation rate, fuel subsidies underwent non-recurrent stages to be phased out, toward being fully suspended in 2019 according to a subsequent 2018 statement for the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek …

Doaa A. Moneam

Referral of highway transportation companies to public prosecution for their agreement to raise prices: Competition Protection Authority

The Board of Directors of the Competition Protection and Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices Authority decided to refer some of the highway transportation companies in Damietta to the public prosecution after proving that they made three violations to the competition protection law through agreeing to increase the prices of the products. The Competition Protection and Prohibition …

Daily News Egypt