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Saudi delegation to visit Egypt for investment talks

A Saudi business-delegation is scheduled to visit Cairo this Monday, with the legal impediments to Saudi investment leading the visit’s agenda. Reportedly, Dr Tawfik Al-Rabea, Saudi Minister of Industry and Trade, will head the delegation that encompasses up to 35 Saudi businessmen, in addition to the Saudi Ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Al-Katan. The Egyptian delegation …

Islam Serour

US business delegation arrives in Cairo

A United States business delegation arrived in Cairo yesterday for a four day visit to discuss economic cooperation to bolster the ailing economy through developing the private sector. The US chamber of Commerce and the US-Egypt Business Council (USEBC) will lead, in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), a business …

Islam Serour

Islamic Sukuk forecast to exponentially increase

The demand for Islamic Sukuk is expected to reach to $900 billion by 2017, according to Ernst & Young’s Global Islamic Banking of Excellence (GIBE) estimates. Ernst & Young’s GIBE reports that the forecasted exponential increase in demand for Sukuk stems from the growth of Islamic banking industry, and the increasing demand for financial tools …

Islam Serour

Egypt placed 107 in global competitiveness rating

The World Economic Forum (WEF) issued its annual global competitive report, showing that Egypt’s competitive rating slipping 13 places to 107th place. The Egyptian market, in the view of many economic experts, lacks discipline and transparency. The price of goods and services’ do not represent actual patterns of supply and demand, in addition to other …

Islam Serour

Asian markets slip on weak US manufacturing

Hong Kong (AFP) – Asian markets slipped further on Wednesday following losses in Europe and on Wall Street after a third straight monthly contraction in US manufacturing activity. The disappointing US data followed poor numbers on factory activity from Asia and Europe but dealers looked forward to a European Central Bank meeting, optimistic there would …

Daily News Egypt

Food Industries Holding Invests EGP 100m on expansions

By Mahmoud Salah El-Din Tarek Shaalan, Head of the food products companies sector at the Holding Company for Food Industries, said EGP 100 million have been allocated for investment in the year 2012-2013 to develop branches of the companies and open new ones. The development plan includes developing 45 branches of Nile, Ahram and Alexandria …

Daily News Egypt

El-Arabi meets with EBRD’s Hildegard Gacek to discuss economic co-operation

Ashraf el-Arabi, minister of development and international cooperation discussed economic support to Egypt with Hildegard Gacek, managing director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region on Wednesday. It was reported that the Egyptian government seeks to attract the EBRD to carry out operations in Egypt beside …

Islam Serour

ECB hints at new bond-buying scheme

Details of a new bond buying plan by the European Central Bank (ECB) fueled a surge in some Spanish and Italian debts and increased mediated talks between European leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the President of the European Union (EU) Herman van Rompuy in Berlin on Tuesday, while French President François Hollande travelled …

Luiz Sanchez

Qatar National Bank in talks to acquire majority stake in NSGB

By Sarah Daoud Société Générale is in talks with Qatar National Bank (QNB) to sell its majority stake in its Egyptian subsidiary, according to Mohamed El Deeb, chairman and managing director of National Société Générale Bank-Egypt (NSGB-Egypt). QNB has expressed interest and approached the group about potential acquisition of its 77.2 percent majority stake in …

Daily News Egypt

EFSA enact new regulations for changing stocks’ closing price

Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), Ashraf El-Sharqawy, approved new regulations for changing stocks’ closing price, suggested by Egypt’s Stock Exchange (ESE) board of directors, in order to stem closing price manipulations that delay trading operations. The new regulations stipulate that in order to change a stocks’ closing price, the number of shares …

Islam Serour

Government to enforce Competition Protection Act

The government plans to re-enforce article 10 of the Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Act (CPMPA), according to Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Hatem Saleh. The Citizens Against Price Rise Association (CAPRA) recommended reviving article 10 of CPMPA, which stipulates that the prime minister has the right to set the price of one commodity …

Islam Serour

Review: Mory’s visits to China and Iran overwhelm Egyptian columnists

As Morsy nearly finalises his three-day journey to China and heads towards a supposedly short, yet very unique, trip to Tehran, opinion writers in almost all Egyptian newspapers dissect the main reasons, repercussions and expected outcomes of the President’s two important visits. Some writers have refuted arguments that Egypt has the potential to swiftly follow …

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