to return Egypt to normality after two weeks of deadly anti-government protests
have suffered a number of setbacks.
banks have reopened, schools and the stock exchange remain closed, and
protesters have prevented the re-opening of a major government building.
Egyptian cabinet has announced a 15 per cent rise in public-sector salaries and
pensions, effective from April.
the protesters continue to occupy Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
say they will only leave when President Hosni Mubarak stands down.
Egyptian government is selling $2.5 billion in short-term debt, after having
cancelled auctions last week.
is seeking to revive an economy said to be losing at least $310 million a day.
Germany has announced it will not export any more arms to Egypt until further
German economy ministry says it is acting over concerns about Egypt’s human
rights record. Last year, Germany sold $30 million worth of arms to Egypt.
permits already granted are to be re-investigated, the ministry said in a
between the Egyptian government and opposition groups on tackling the country’s
political crisis failed to end the protests.
government offered a series of concessions, but the opposition said they were
Mubarak has so far refused to resign, saying that to do so would cause chaos.
has instead said he will not stand for re-election in September.