Tag: Economy

Rouhani’s First Quarter: The Economic Scorecard

Rouhani’s First Quarter: The Economic Scorecard

After suffering the effects of decades of crippling sanctions, the Iranian economy has been afforded some breathing room in recent months. Mild relief has come as a result of a deal negotiated in november last year, whereby the P5+1 agreed to relax a limited number of international sanctions in return for Iranian concessions on nuclear […]

By January 8, 2014 Read More →
Debating Energy Subsidies in Egypt

Debating Energy Subsidies in Egypt

The Egyptian subsidies regime is an economic and political minefield. Fiscal transfers that swallow up, by some estimates, around 25 percent of state expenditures are patently unsustainable – but with forty percent of Egypt’s population on or below the poverty line ($2 per day), these subsidies form a vital lifeline for Egypt’s poorest. So while […]