Egyptian Election

As Egypt prepares to go to the polls, we assess the economic state of the nation.

The overthrow of President Mubarak's government last year has heralded a new era of democracy.

But the country remains mired in recession, with a crumbling stock market and millions trapped in poverty.

We have a report from Cairo, and we speak to Jordanian businessman Labib Kamhawi on the impact of the Arab Spring on the wider region.

And we hear from the IMF's deputy managing director, Minush Shafik, on what sort of international assistance the Arab world can now expect.

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18 minutes

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Tue 22 May 2012 11:32 GMT

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