Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

Egypt To List Army-Owned Companies On Stock Exchange

Via Al Monitor, an article on Egypt’s plans to list army-owned companies on the stock exchange before the end of the year, after repeated delays: Egypt is planning to list army-owned companies on the stock exchange before the end of the year, as part of a plan to include the private sector in the management of state-owned assets.  […]

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The Mirage Of Egypt’s New Capital City

Via WorldCrunch, an article on how – in an area the size of Singapore – Egypt is building its new capital under the close control of the military and the head of state.  But will it turn out to be a ghost city? The concrete structure rises to a height of 1,263 feet (385 meters) […]

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China’s PEACE Cable in the Middle East and North Africa

Via the Middle East Institute, a look at the PEACE Cable in the Middle East and North Africa: As an ambitious and rapidly growing superpower, China has quickly distinguished itself in emerging technology. The country has long leveraged its ubiquitous tech sector for diplomatic and political advantage. China’s technological outreach encompasses its international infrastructure mega-project, […]

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Egypt’s U-turn On Economic Policy

Via The Economist, a look at President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s sudden desire to empower the private sector: Tact is not Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s strong suit. Egypt’s authoritarian president, who overthrew an elected government in 2013, lectures his citizens for being fat and spoiled and chides foreign leaders who mention his dismal human-rights record. In recent weeks he has […]

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Private Sector Crucial To Egypt’s Recovery

Via African Business, an article on the role of the private sector in Egypt’s economy: After managing to sustain economic growth even at the height of the pandemic, Egyptian GDP looks set to continue increasing over the next three years. Big government projects have underpinned recent growth and although Cairo has promised a change of […]

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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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