Latest in Highlight

Advertising Area





Latest in


Real estate companies adapt as Ramadan falls in their highest season

By Hamada Ismail Real estate companies extended their promotional offers to include the month of Ramadan in an attempt to support the relative growth the sector has experienced during the last several months. The offers included extended financing periods, lowered down payments, discounts for up-front payments, and gifts such as furniture. Traders in the sector …

Daily News Egypt

Stock market performance surpasses analysts’ Ramadan forecast

By Fatheya Al-Garhy The Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) closed after the first session of Ramadan with prices maintaining relative stability, the opposite of what most analysts expected. Observers predicted that the EGX’s indices would experience sharp declines in the value of trading with the start of the holy month. The shares of Orascom Telecom Media and …

Daily News Egypt

FJP takes a shot at fixing slums

By Mohamed Darwish Solving the problem of slums located all over Cairo is part of President Mohamed Morsy’s first-100-days presidential programme. He has stressed that housing is among the fundamental rights of Egyptians and that the state must remove obstacles to guaranteeing housing for every citizen. Dr Abolfotouh Shanan, a professor of planning and one …

Daily News Egypt

National Bank of Egypt to finance tourist projects

By Walid Abdelazim An official at the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) stated that the bank is currently conducting studies into providing an additional EGP 300million for tourist projects in Marsa Alam and Taba. The official said that the NBE recently provided EGP 1million to the two cities, mostly for hotels to upgrade their insurance …

Daily News Egypt

Banque Misr diversifies automobile loans

By Ayat El-Battawy Banque Misr has pledged to increase its credit portfolio for automobile loans by EGP 300 million by the end of the current fiscal year. The bank’s automobile loans portfolio will reach EGP 600m after the increase. An official with the bank said that automobile loans reached EGP 300 million at the end …

Daily News Egypt

Power cuts deliver massive blow to industires

By Inaam Eladawy and Nihal Mounir The electricity crisis which had previously been affecting just homes has begun to impact upon businesses and factories as well. Factories have tried to overcome such crises by relying on generators while shops, especially those working in the food sector, have experienced losses as a result of damaged goods. …

Daily News Egypt

Banking experts meet Morsy to expose sector’s corruption

By Mahmoud Salah El-Din Bankers, members of the group Central Accounting Apparatus Observers Against Corruption (CAAOAC), and President Mohamed Morsy will hold a meeting within days in order to discuss corruption in the banking sector. Bankers and members of the CAAOAC will deliver a memorandum to the President that contains a Central Accounting Apparatus’ (CAA) …

Daily News Egypt

Departing IMF economist rips fund’s leadership

Washington (AFP) – A departing senior IMF economist has excoriated the fund, alleging it failed to address Europe’s crisis and “suppressed” its challenges, according to a letter published Friday. In the letter obtained by CNN, Peter Doyle also accused Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, of being “tainted” by a faulty selection …

Daily News Egypt

Hopeful trade indicators between Egypt and the US

By Amr Eleraqi According the American Chamber of Commerce’s most recent report, the volume of trade exchange between Egypt and US has declined by 9.2% during 2011, reaching $8.2 million. The drop represents about 4% of GDP and 4.3% of the volume of goods traded in the US. During 2011, non-petroleum exports were stable, but …

Daily News Egypt

EGP 200m to aid Radio and Television Union

By Mohamed Ayyad The government has earmarked EGP 200 million for the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) to address the financial crisis that has struck the sector after employee salaries were suspended. Fayza Abul Naga, Minister of International Cooperation, said that the National Investment Bank (NIB) pledged to provide an EGP 100 million loan …

Daily News Egypt

New Egyptian-American fund to finance SMEs

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced during her visit to Egypt the establishment of an Egyptian-American fund to provide financing for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Egypt is in need of such financing in order to achieve sustainable economic growth and to create jobs during the transitional period.   The Secretary stated that …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

Bernanke predicts slow drop in US unemployment

Washington (AFP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke admitted Tuesday that US economic data had been “disappointing” and that a future reduction in unemployment would likely prove “frustratingly slow.” Dealing a blow to Barack Obama and others hopeful for an improvement in economic news ahead of November’s presidential elections, Bernanke offered a gloomy assessment of …

Daily News Egypt

Eurozone woes hit Singapore GDP in Q2

Singapore (AFP) — Singapore’s trade-driven economy contracted by 1.1 percent in the second quarter from the previous three-month period as debt woes dampened European demand, a government estimate showed Friday. The unexpected contraction, down from 9.4 percent growth in the preceding quarter, was largely due to an output drop in the biomedical manufacturing industry, the …

Daily News Egypt

Libya’s Kib sees boost in investments

Tripoli (AFP) – Prime Minister Abdelrahim al-Kib predicted a bright future for foreign investment in Libya especially in the oil sector whose infrastructure needs to be overhauled, in an interview with AFP. “The plan is to revamp the whole thing and work on the infrastructure of the oil and gas industry… (an) area for projects …

Daily News Egypt

IMF scales back global growth forecast for 2012

The International Monetary Fund stepped up its warnings Monday on risks to the global economy, especially from Europe, as it trimmed its growth forecast for the rest of the year. The IMF said the world economy appeared weaker since its assessment just three months ago, and while growth was only slightly off the expected pace, …

Daily News Egypt

Tarek Nour Communications aspires to make EGP 100m in Ramadan

By Mohamed Fawzy Veteran advertising agency Tarek Nour Communications hopes to achieve EGP 100 million in advertisements sales during the month of Ramadan. Tarek Makhlouf, the managing director of the company, said that if the company is able to meet its Ramadan target, it will compensate for recent losses, particularly in light of the decision …

Daily News Egypt

Government to settle $318m worth of external debt

The Ministry of Finance in co-operation with the Central Bank have managed to allocate $318 million, which represents the value of public debt instalments owed by the government for bonds issued abroad in Egyptian pound  in 2007. A high-ranking source in the Ministry of Finance has affirmed the government’s commitment to the settlement of all instalments owed at …

Daily News Egypt

IT sector calls for more government attention

Information technology (IT) experts have said that the IT sector in Egypt has not significantly contributed to the national economy because the government has neglected its principle components. The sector has played an important role in other developing economies such as in India, Malaysia, and Brazil. The experts viewed the Ministry of Communications and Information …

Daily News Egypt