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Best of the Web: February 11, 2011

Best of the Web: February 11, 2011

15 Scientifically-Proven Things That Will Make You Happier; Protests and the Pump; The Hosni Mubarak in Each of Us; Why Facebook Could Be Hurting Your Job Hunt; “Money Talk” With Your Valentine.

February 11, 2011 9:51
 
Egypt growth may halve, budget gap, inflation to rise

Egypt growth may halve, budget gap, inflation to rise

Loose fiscal policy, weak currency to fuel inflation; Central bank to intervene, aggressive rate hike an option; Investment outflows of up to $1 bln a day; Key tourism revenues take "big hit".

February 10, 2011 1:04
 
What do Egyptians really want?

What do Egyptians really want?

We’ve all been watching the drama unfold in Egypt these past two weeks. But, asks Linda Heard of Arab News, given their vast number, do the people even know what they want?

February 8, 2011 2:45
 
Tide turns in favour of Egypt’s Brotherhood in revolt

Tide turns in favour of Egypt’s Brotherhood in revolt

Brotherhood repressed for many years; Government now seeks them out; Is Brotherhood to be feared?

February 7, 2011 2:54
 
Analysts, economists comment on Egypt market

Analysts, economists comment on Egypt market

How will Egypt’s economy and markets cope with the country’s ongoing social and political unrest? Reuters has the latest views from the regional experts.

February 7, 2011 2:29
 
Reopening Egypt’s banks will be leap into unknown

Reopening Egypt’s banks will be leap into unknown

UBS sees pound weakening as much as 25 pct in a month; Depreciation could trigger burst of food price inflation; Egypt's $36 bln in foreign reserves may decline quickly; Government reverses decision to open bourse; Threat of panicky withdrawals from banks.

February 5, 2011 5:05
 

Leaders inside, outside Egypt seek exit from impasse

Western leaders seek "orderly" transition; Mubarak meets ministers, signals business as usual; Vice president to meet prominent figures on Saturday.

February 5, 2011 4:59
 
What next after Mubarak’s last ditch offer?

What next after Mubarak’s last ditch offer?

Mubarak said he would leave office in September. He promised to deliver political reforms, which he has studiously dodged for 30 years, in his remaining months.

February 2, 2011 12:16
 
Who are the potential players in Egyptian reform?

Who are the potential players in Egyptian reform?

As a popular uprising against the rule of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak shows no sign of letting up, the question is which people or groups could take a stake in power?

February 1, 2011 10:19
 

Egypt crisis hits Gulf markets; risk premiums to rise

Gulf region likely to escape Egypt contagion.

February 1, 2011 10:02
 
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