GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
April 1991: Facing foreign pressures, Egypt launches an economic reform program.

In return for foreign lenders agreeing to wipe out $10 billion in debt, Egypt promises to adopt a sales tax, cut fuel subsidies, and slash tariffs on foreign goods. For the first time since Egypt nationalized major industries in the 1960s, the government also lets foreigners buy Egyptian property, control Egyptian banks, and even own and operate Egyptian power stations and highways.

PBS Egypt Overview
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights /lo/countries/eg/eg_overview.html

This country report summarizes the economic development of Egypt from 1910 to the present and can be explored by category and by year.