Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.
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The fall of President Hosni Mubarak came after a wave of strikes demonstrated the depth and breadth of the Egyptian uprising.
Egyptian workers, suppressed by a government-sponsored and government-run labor federation, have broken away to form their own independent unions and federation and join the popular protests against President Hosni Mubarak's dictatorial rule.
A general strike, to continue until Mubarak's government falls, has been called by the newly formed Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions.