Egypt has had more than its fair share of terror-related incidents. Politically the country still has issues to resolve with marathon court cases against the Muslim Brotherhood featuring prominently in global media. Security concerns are currently exerting a negative impact on the country's tourism outlook.
The economic landscape of Egypt has been a mixed bag. The biggest news was the announcement of a planned $60 billion infrastructure investment by Saudi Arabia. The economy started to recover in 2014/15, as the government scaled up infrastructure spending and undertook important measures to restore macroeconomic stability. As such the World Bank reported, growth rebounded to 4.2% in 2014/15, double the growth during the previous four years.