Al-masry Al-youm http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41483/all en Egypt increases duties on food imports, luxury goods - media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/egypt-increases-duties-food-imports-luxury-goods-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt, struggling with economic and political turmoil, is increasing custom duties for expensive food items such as shrimps as well as luxury consumer products, local media said on Sunday.</p> <p>The country has dwindling dollar reserves and a weakening currency, which is driving up the cost of food - a sensitive issue in Egypt where inflation has sparked unrest in the past.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/egypt-increases-duties-food-imports-luxury-goods-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-masry Al-youm Al-Shorouk food Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5792792 at http://www.globalpost.com