NPR Podcast: Egyptian Economy Continues To Struggle

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to Robert Siegel, host of NPR’s daily show, All Things Considered about the state of Egypt’s economy. 

The hot topic at the moment, of course, is how and when Egyptian officials will secure a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. What began as a smaller cash injection of $3.2 billion in May 2011 to buffer the economy has turned into a lifeline for the nation and one that will unlock an additional $12 billion in financial support.

I spoke about the significance of the IMF loan, it’s history with Egypt and where the government is going wrong.

Click here to listen and for a full transcript.


  • T H
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    This is a link to a programme that aired in January! Is the link wrong or have you just taken three months to put it up…?

  • Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Neither, the date is wrong. It was last week.

  • T H
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    The comments underneath the article are three months old, and the article talks of the Egyptian “pound falling to 6.4 to a dollar”. Are you sure you haven’t mixed up the link?

  • Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    You’re right! I was linking to an older podcast. Have corrected. Hope you find it useful

  • T H
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Great, thank you.

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