‘Easy on the Nuts’ as Dollar Crunch, Inflation Bite Ramadan

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  • Egypt raises interest rates to highest since at least 2006
  • Officials worry that rising prices will stoke unrest
Photographer: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

Twelve people are seated around the dining table at Mokhtar Gamal’s house, their mouths dry and bellies empty after a day of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Platters of food fill the table, and all eyes are on the stuffed grape leaves that are his wife’s specialty.

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