By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Egypt News and Analysis

News

A view shows burnt cars at the site of a car bomb that attacked the convoy of Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat near his house at Heliopolis district in Cairo on 29 June

Egypt to implement new security strategy Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Al-Sisi announces updated security measures following high-profile assassination

Egypt suspends gas to 78 per cent of fertiliser plants

Egypt suspends gas to 78 per cent of fertiliser plants Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

State official says fuel is being prioritised for electricity production

Egypt attacks continue to spare projects market

Egypt attacks continue to spare projects market Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Development schemes remain relatively safe as attacks continue to target government officials

Egypt evaluating sole IPP bid

Egypt evaluating sole IPP bid Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Only one bid was received for 2,250MW scheme in March

Shanghai in China

Middle East nations join Asian International Investment Bank Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Fifty countries sign on with new China-led development bank

A view shows burnt cars at the site of a car bomb that attacked the convoy of Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat near his house at Heliopolis district in Cairo on 29 June

Egyptian prosecutor assassinated Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Anti-Islamist figure dies of injuries after bomb attack

Egypt

Egypt's capital city project not cancelled Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Housing Ministry says talks for megaproject still ongoing

Solar power

Joint venture signs agreements for Egypt renewables Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Memorandum of understandings covers land allocation for wind and solar projects

Egypt construction

Egypt to get slum redevelopment grant Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

UAE to provide grant to build housing units

A member of Tunisia's special forces inspects the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort in Sousse

Tunisia massacre will impact neighbours Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Deadly attacks will hurt tourism in North Africa, although Egypt and Morocco could benefit

More resources are needed to avert the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and cater to the needs of refugees in the long term

Underfunding threatens refugees and host countries Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

The $3.47bn funding gap could undermine most basic survival needs

Cairo Egypt

Emaar Misr IPO oversubscribed Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Initial market capitalisation down from earlier estimates

Egypt’s capital city infrastructure work to continue

Egypt’s capital city infrastructure work to continue Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Government will not cancel any utilities and infrastructure projects related to new city

Artist rendering showing part of Egypt's planned New Capital City Project

Egypt’s capital city project could be cancelled Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cairo and Capital City Partners may have cancelled the agreement to develop mega city project

Egypt poised to approve import of Israeli gas

Egypt poised to approve import of Israeli gas Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Move could reinvigorate operations at liquefaction facilities

Power transmission

First phase of Egyptian power plant complete Subscription Required

22 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

First phase of West Damietta plant has added 250MW to grid

Egypt cabinet approves new budget

Egypt cabinet approves new budget Subscription Required

21 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Draft budget approved for 2015/16

Fuel subsidies

Egypt cuts its budget for fuel subsidies Subscription Required

21 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

$8bn allocated for 2015-16

A total of £E1bn is said to be owed by Egypt's government-owned National Cement Factory to Egas

Egypt's Egas owed $1.57bn by industrial sector Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Chairman says firm is uncertain when debts will be paid

Egypt Cairo metro

Cairo Metro seeks firms for rolling stock procurement Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Consultancy firm to assist in the preparation of tender documents and specifications

Analysis

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Gianluca Ebracci, Alstom

The carriage revolution Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Transport spending is likely to continue to press ahead across the region despite falling oil prices

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Isis-affiliated group profile: Ansar Beir al-Maqdis

Sinai-base militants warn of increased activity Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Ansar Beit al-Magdis warn of more attacks on security forces

Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

Mursi verdict threatens stability Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The death penalty handed to former president Mohamed Mursi could see mass protests return to Egypt

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

Egypt security

Security fears dampen Egypt optimism Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

With $130bn worth of investments pledged, Egypt must tackle the security situation to ensure projects go ahead and confidence returns

Comment

Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia assault could cripple North African tourism Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia attack also bad for Egypt and Morocco tourism

Hossam Abougabal

Funding disputes continue to haunt Egypt’s plans Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt’s Capital City cancellation could prove detrimental

Richard Thompson

MEED Video Board Report, June 2015 Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

The outlook for oil prices, a slowdown in GCC projects and rising security concerns

Hossam Abougabal

Breakdown of Egypt-Arabtec deal costly for everyone Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The military is asserting itself in Egypt’s construction sector

Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal area encouraged by investment laws Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The waterway expansion and development of the surrounding area could transform Egypt’s economy

Mohammed Mursi in jail

Mursi death sentence could stall economic progress Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Untactful verdict from Egyptian courts could setback economic progress

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Mursi

Mursi sentence could drive deeper divisions in Egypt Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Twenty-year sentence highlights flaws in Egypt’s justice system

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Progress with Egypt power schemes welcomed Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Cairo must ensure progress is made with all preliminary agreements for vital generation projects

Saudi Arabia army

Running the risk of war Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A joint Arab military force is a positive move, but could still lead to war

Interact-Widget Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Apple Android Newsletters

Newsletter Sign-up

More sector and country newsletters

Subscribe to MEED to receive your choice of premium newsletters

Find out more
MEED+app+green+shade

The MEED app

Stay up-to-date with the latest news, analysis and special reports.


Free to subscribers, download the MEED app today.

Apple store;

Google Play store.

-->