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Egypt needs to reform to ensure post-revolution investment

Egyptian policy-makers face significant challenges - not least stabilising the country's energy sector and encouraging much-needed inward investment

Since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak at beginning of 2011, Egypt has endured significant turmoil. The revolution of 2011 caused the Egyptian economy to essentially collapse and the resulting political instability made it difficult for Egypt to retain and attract foreign investment. Egypt's national revenue has fallen, and debt to foreign oil companies has increased significantly.  The underlying strength of the economy and energy sector has been brought into question, and as a consequence, investors have been frightened away from the Egyptian market. The Egyptian government has recognised this, and over the past year has taken several steps to revitalise both the broader economy and, more spe

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