Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

Egypt: Sisi’s House of Cards?

Via Foreign Policy, commentary on the Egyptian President’s spending on projects of questionable value while his people are suffering: On Sunday, a horrific fire at a Coptic church in greater Cairo’s Imbaba neighborhood killed 41 people, including 18 children. It was the latest in a string of disasters that have recently befallen Egyptians. Since January 2021, Egypt has […]

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Saudi PIF Acquires Stakes In 4 Egyptian Companies Worth $1.3b

Via Asharq Al Awsat, an article on Saudi PIF acquiring stakes in 4 Egyptian companies worth $1.3b: The Saudi Egyptian Investment Company (SEIC), owned by Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Public Investment Fund (PIF), has bought minority stakes in four Egyptian companies for $1.3 billion, Egypt’s planning ministry said on Wednesday. The companies are Abu Qir Fertizilers and Chemical […]

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Global Population To Hit 8B This Year

Via CBS News, an article on a new UN report that the global population will hit 8 billion this year, with more than half of the rise forecast in the world’s population in the coming decades will be concentrated in eight countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania: […]

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Egypt Signs €8B Deal With Siemens For High-Speed Rail System

Via Deutsche Welle, a report on Egypt’s plan to build the world’s sixth-largest rail network, with tracks connecting cities along the Nile with the Red and Mediterranean seas: The German industrial group Siemens said on Saturday evening that it had agreed on a deal to construct 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) of high-speed rail lines across Egypt. The deal, which […]

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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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