Inside a factory in Egypt
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Egypt counts the cost of unrest

The Supreme Council of Egyptian Armed Forces has dissolved Egypt's parliament and suspended the Constitution. Elections will be held, they say, in around six months.

Egypt's economy is one of the most developed and diversified in the Middle East, with sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and the service sector at almost equal production levels.

As Egypt gets back to work, it is counting the cost of the unrest: factories have been closed and many staff are still striking. So can the economy move forward?

Ben Thompson reports.

  • 27 Feb 2011
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