Egypt Finds Uneasy Calm as Life Returns to Normal

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Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Angus Blair, founder at Signet Institute, gives a first-hand perspective on a small return to normal in Cairo, Egypt after a week of violent uprising. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

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That is company news from the files of "bloomberg west." angus blair is founder of the signet institute and joins us from cairo.

As well as richard haass, president of the council on foreign relations.

Angus, you have been such a help to us in these days of turmoil.

Can i state this morning that cairo is calm her?

Yes, it is a lot calmer.

The roads are much busier than even yesterday.

Restaurants are open.

People are trying to get back to normal after just under a week of disruption in their daily lives and work.

I told angus yesterday the new republic had a terrific essay on the structure and minutia of the muslim brotherhood.

Are they broken?

No, they are not broken.

Their leadership is being removed.

Their spirit you a leader -- their spiritual leader this morning -- as a movement, they are too large.

30% of the electorate.

They are too large to get rid of.

They are there.

Richard mentioned some of this earlier because i have been listening to the program.

It is a very polarized political situation.

They may not be able to function as a political party, but as a movement they will still remain, albeit in a different form.

We have been talking about and you mentioned that does this is are back at work, people are back on the streets.

People did not realize how much industry is in egypt.

It is a big center for auto construction.

Is there any hope of getting back to normal and getting back to the vibrancy that we once saw?

Egypt was one of the next 11 countries on goldman sachs' list for investors to pour money into.

It has got the potential to become very interesting again, but the political noise is too grade at the moment.

The uncertainty -- is too great at the moment.

The uncertainty, at the moment the political noise is too great.

It will be held off until there is political calm, and that will take time, months before that will happen.

General, day-to-day investments will pick up as normal life continues and people are going back to work.

Richard haass, israel is to the northeast.

We know of the unique relationship with adam marr said that.

With anwar sadat.

This text has been automatically generated. It may not be 100% accurate.

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