Sisi Promises Economic Reforms

Egypt is going to the polls early next week to elect a new president. But this comes against a backdrop of economic woes characterized by a serious energy crisis, high unemployment and inflation, and a worryingly high budget deficit.

Presidential candidate Field Marshall Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who is widely expected to win, has said that he will target a GDP growth rate of 7%, and a decrease in the  unemployment rate to 8% by fiscal year 2017-18,...