Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

How Cairo Cracked Down On One Of Egypt’s Leading Businessmen

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on the Egyptian government and military’s squeeze on Safwan Thabet and his dairy company: Safwan Thabet has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Egypt’s most successful businessmen, nurturing his small family company into the country’s pre-eminent dairy producer despite the Arab state being rocked by social and political […]

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Egypt Works To Expand Economic Ties With Iraq

Via Al Monitor, a report on how Egypt, Iraq and Jordan are working to establish an alliance to boost cooperation in various economic fields: Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan are taking new steps toward forming a strategic partnership, which Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi described as the “New Levant” alliance, based primarily on the economic and investment […]

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Egyptian Start-Ups Are Africa’s New Venture Capital Darlings

Via Quartz, an article on the growing popularity of Egyptian start ups: From e-commerce to edtech and fintech, Egypt’s start-ups are emerging as the preferred destination for global and regional investment, threatening to overtake South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. Just in the month of June, Egypt’s start-ups are close to surpassing the $190 million they raised in […]

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Egypt’s Prospects as an Energy Export Hub Across Three Continents

Via ISPI Online, a report on Egypt’s potential as an energy export hub: Egypt is on the threshold of becoming a natural gas and electricity export hub, a development which, if it materializes, carries the potential to radically reconfigure the pattern of energy connectivity between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Reorienting the energy architecture at […]

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A New Capital In The Egyptian Desert: Sisi’s Military Model For The Economy

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on Egypt where some feel the army’s increased involvement is crowding out the private sector and scaring away foreign investors: Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has never been one to shy away from making bold promises while vowing to revive the Arab world’s most populous state But in […]

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Did Egypt Make Oil Bloc Concessions In Halayeb and Shalateen To Satisfy Sudan?

Via Al Monitor, an article on a recent annoucement by Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Oil regarding an update of the map of the oil blocs in Sudan to be put up for international oil and gas investment, which includes blocs in the disputed area of Halayeb and Shalateen with Egypt: The head of Sudan’s […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.