Interpreting Middle East Economic News and Analyzing Market Trends

The history of money beginning in Egypt and the difference between money and currency

Here’s a multi-part series produced by  The first episode below discusses the early forms of money in Egypt.  It then goes on to explain the difference between currency and money.




One of the most interesting points this video highlights is the concept of exporting inflation, which is what the world has been experiencing lately.  This inflation, some suggest, was one of the sparks that ignited the Arab Spring.  Please give us your comments and feedback below.