Egyptian Protester Sets Himself on Fire, And Stocks Dive, As The Tunisian Domino Tumbles

Monday, January 17, 2011
By Paul Martin

Joe Weisenthal
BusinessInsider.com
Jan. 17, 2011

The stories now are all about other Arab-world leaders who are freaking out at the prospects of another Tunisia-style revolution.

An obvious candidate to be worried is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and indeed today there are reports of a protester self-immolating outside of Parliament in protest. The exact same thing happened in Tunsia.

Meanwhile, stocks in Egypt on Sunday had their worst one-day move since November (though it was only a fall of 1%).

As for the economy, the Egypt has unemployment and inflation both at around 9%.

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