Egypt Puts Price Controls on Fruit, Vegetables

Egypt’s government published a list of fruit and vegetable prices on Thursday in a bid to keep consumer expenses down, warning it would eventually crack down on merchants if they did not adhere.
The transitional government put in place after the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July has proposed a series of populist measures as it writes a new constitution ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections planned for the first half of 2014.
Consumers have …

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